Why is it that year after year your New Year’s Resolutions don’t work? Do you understand why they don’t work? Do you have any clue? I see a common pattern behind it. Do you see it now? Do you want me to break it to you?
The only thing in the world holding you back from awakening is your lack of knowledge about who you are.
You feel that your life has no purpose, and you’re probably right. You think you deserve more, and you’re probably right too.
You can’t have purpose in life if “the captain of your ship”, that means YOU, has no purpose to guide the ship. “The captain” has to ask: What is my purpose?
As you start thinking about this question please don’ t lose yourself in the mental jungle of purposeful ideas, as you are going no where. Instead, try to focus on what really enthuses you, what makes you come alive. That is where the purpose is: your spiritual fuel, your atomic motivation.
Let us explore the depth of your inner being and try to find your spiritual fuel. Ready for it? If you search deep inside of you, you will find the real gold, your Spiritual Core Values.
Spiritual Core Values
When you discover your Spiritual Core Values you discover three amazing things:
- Everlasting energy and motivation;
- Purpose – a new sense of direction that gives you meaning
- Ability to make choices aligned with your deepest core
Everlasting Energy and Motivation
Have you noticed when you are doing something that really resonates with you have a boost of energy? If one of your Spiritual Core Values is Freedom you will get a kick out of being independent, deciding for yourself, setting your own path and rules. If one of your Spiritual Core Values is Love you will have a kick out of being compassionate with others, caring for them and helping them.
So when you are expressing your Spiritual Core Values you never run out of steam, on the contrary, you gain energy, you are shining yourself into the world.
When you discover your Spiritual Core Values you get a compass for Life: it will give the direction of your personal path in Life, plus a path that is meaningful to you.
You will never get the feeling of being lost again in Life, maybe sidetracked, but never lost. Even when you get sidetracked it will be quite easy to get back on course with your Spiritual Core Values in place.
Imagine applying this to your personal relationships or business endeavors.
Making Meaningful Choices
Knowing who you are, and what you stand for in Life, gives you an unprecedented clarity of vision on how to make choices that have both purpose and meaning. For instance, you have to decide between a career with lots of amenities but totally in opposition with your Spiritual Core Values, which will make you feel miserable all the time or a less flashy path which is in line with your Spiritual Core Values and will give you continuos energy and satisfaction. There are no moral judgements on this, just consequences.
Today, many people ask themselves: “I have wealth, power and prestige, why don’t I feel satisfied? Why does my life have no meaning? Why does everything suck?” They made the wrong choices for themselves. The good news is that is never to late to start making the right choices to get your life back on track, with your Spiritual Core Values.
When you start doing this, making the right choices and staying focused on what matters, you start manifesting who you really are into the world. Then something wonderful and terrifying will start happening. People that you knew for years will start to avoid you and leave you, on the other hand, new and close friends will start to appear from nowhere. This begins to happen because you begin to shine your Spiritual Core Values like a beacon. The ones that are drawn to the light will be drawn to you.
At this point, you are probably asking yourself: “How do I find my Spiritual Core Values?”
Find Your Spiritual Core Values
One of the easiest way, but also most challenging, to find your Spiritual Core Values is to write down your epitaph, yes your epitaph. If you can stand the heat go and do it.
Write Your Epitaph
This suggestion might sound a bit crazy but I assure you that it works.
One thing that the shadow of death creates is in general a more intense and clear perspective about life. Many people confronted with the idea of death are forced to acknowledge what relevant things they did or did not do in life.
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old. The question here is how are you going to use the time you have left. You might think you still have 50 years to live or just one or two.
”All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.”
– Gandalf, LOTR
What matters here is time well spent with purpose, expressing your inner most soul motives. It makes Life worth living!
- Imagine what you WOULD LIKE to be written on your tombstone, your epitaph;
- When you are doing this try to come up with the things that are MEANINGFUL to you. Write from the heart;
- Write down what your imaginary epitaph would read.
Identifying Core Values
The best way to identify your core values is to look at how you act and behave. The actions and behaviors that energize you, that create enthusiasm in you, that actively motivate you, are definitely your core values
From the exercise, read each sentence you wrote. For instance, if you wrote something like “Pioneer, adventurer” you are talking about the Spiritual Core Values of Freedom. Another example could be, “A caring and dedicated person….” you are talking about Love.
The idea is to extract from each sentence of your epitaph your Spiritual Core Values that are behind it. The list below can help you to process the exercise.
Some examples of Spiritual Core Values are:
- (there are much more, yours might not be on the list)
Select 3 to 6 Spiritual Core Values and then order them in terms of importance (to you of course).
From your Spiritual Core Values you can extract personal objectives that make sense to you, and achieve them in a way that is quicker and easier. For instance if one of you Spiritual Core Values is Health you might connect to it Weight Loss, Nutrition, Going to the Gym or Running.
The idea behind this is always connect your objectives to your Spiritual Core Values. This way you always have energy to achieve them, feel that you have a purpose/direction, and that there is a reason for you to do that. Conveniently if you derail you can always come back, don’t worry, because your Spiritual Core Values will always be present in you.
You Can Practice Your Spiritual Core Values Anywhere
Spiritual Core Values are not dependent on external circumstances (you have no excuse). For instance, no matter where you are you can choose to express your Spiritual Core Values. Imagine that your Spiritual Core Values is Kindness, you can be kind to someone you meet on the street, to yourself, to a friend, to the bus driver, to a homeless person. By being Kind you can choose from a smile, to help cross the street, give food or money, a kind word, and so on. It is up to you to choose.
In the case of Health you can choose, to take the stairs instead of the lift, walk instead of taking the bus, instead of eating 2 donuts you just eat 1 donut, and so on. Again it is up to you to choose how to express your Spiritual Core Values.
Spiritual Core Values Bottom Line
When you express your values you are expressing your most spiritual side at the same time you feel energized, and connected with yourself and others.
“Spiritual Core Values are the energetic fire that fuels people to their highest purpose and best meaningful living.”
– Jaime Grace
Go, Do and Shine your Values on the world
What are your Spiritual Core Values???
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