CORE VALUES . . . what are my core values? What does that mean?
It means trying to decide what I believe, the really important fundamental ideas that govern how I act and how I react—it seems like trying to identify each piece in a dish of spaghetti!
Now seems like a very good time to STOP and for each of us to take a good LOOK at that inner chamber that controls the voices we LISTEN to, but rarely question.
Do I react to certain people or events in a negative way and other people or events in a positive way without even knowing the people or being a part of the events? Have I ever stopped to ask myself why? Is it even possible for me to confront myself honestly, to examine any mask that might be “justifying” my feelings? Can I stop justifying my feelings and examine them and where they came from without judgement so I can choose to accept them or reject them based on who I am now?
The first discussion needs to be ME with ME . . . honest, open examination of me by me and then I can own my “core values” and live by them because I know what they are and why they are important to me . . . it sounds simple and right, BUT removing masks can be very difficult and painful . . .
may God give me the strength and wisdom to walk forward