No one likes making mistakes.
Living by traditional personal core values can help us avoid it.
Personal core values like kindness and compassion for all creatures, forgiveness, responsibility, and honesty can increase the happiness and harmony in our lives.
These stress reducing traditional values can:
Developing a list of core values is a bit like developing your personal code of ethics. You are basically saying, "These are the traditional qualities I think are important. I choose to be guided by these values in my life."
The following list of values is certainly not complete. But it may give you a place to start.
There are many other personal core values which you may find meaningful in guiding your life. Consider the following list of core values. You may choose to be:
Accepting, Appreciative, Balanced, Clean, Cheerful,
Compassionate, Content, Creative, Considerate, Courageous,
Disciplined, Dedicated, Enthusiastic, Encouraging, Efficient,
Ethical, Fair, Flexible, Friendly, Gentle, Generous, Helpful,
Harmonious, Humble, Humorous, Joyful, Loyal, Merciful,
Moderate, Modest, Nurturing, Orderly, Peaceful, Polite, Playful,
Practical, Powerful, Patient, Principled, Purposeful, Peaceful,
Respectful, Spiritual, Spontaneous, Steadfast, Tolerant,
Thoughtful, Trusting, Tender, Unassuming, Unselfish,
Understanding, or Welcoming
Sometimes values and ethics can seem abstract, although they have
powerful effects in our lives. As we apply these values in the different
areas of our lives, work, school, family life etc. they will feel more
natural, and the beneficial effect will grow.
Tools can make abstract values a practical reality.
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Core personal values like honesty, kindness, responsibility, forgiveness and compassion give us a compass. They are a reliable safe way to navigate through a complex world - simple, powerful stress relief that works and can assist you on your journey.
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