Choose Ideal Values to Become A Better Person
Choose Ideal Values to Become a Better Person
Many people give little thought to the fact that they are building a life on the foundation of their ideal values–those qualities, ideals, and standards they consider admirable and worthy of commitment. It is important to give thought to what foundation you are choosing to build your life on. The higher and more worthwhile your ideal values are, the better the person you become and the more rewarding your life will be.
Choose Your Ideal Values Wisely
Look at the short list of ideal values below.
As you do, notice the way you feel in response to each value. Some of them will seem more interesting to you. You may simply want to understand them more. Perhaps you feel you have achieved that ideal value to some degree. In contrast, you may feel you need to grow in that value.
Values to Consider
Choose an Ideal Value That Interests You to Focus on Now
Read slowly over the list above again. Your Inner Spirit–that spiritual guide in your inner life which connects you to the source of unselfish love and wisdom–can gently help you to choose a value. One common way to experience this help is to feel satisfied when you make your choice.
Here are some examples of less common ways you may sense an urging toward a particular value:
If you prefer, feel free to choose an ideal value that is not on the list. Even if you do not notice the help, your Inner Spirit will guide you to make a good choice.
Explore Your Chosen Value
Think deeply about the ideal value you have chosen:
When you are finished, take a moment to be thankful for the new possibilities this value brings. In the weeks to come, watch your life to observe how this value grows in your understanding.
Your experience with each ideal value will deepen as you try to understand it.
How To Be a Better Person
We are a group of spiritual adventurers sharing our ideas about how to grow spiritually and experience joy in a world that sometimes feels so difficult.
We offer ideas based on our own experience. We do our best to give you simple descriptions, explanations, examples, and exercises.
We promise: no obligation to us on your part, no cost, nothing to join, nothing you must profess to believe, no attempt to convert you. We simply want to share what we have discovered; you can use whatever works for you.
May you grow in the joy of living!
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