Did you know you have core values that run like high-speed software inside you?
Do you know what your core values are and where they came from?
Feeling sick at heart and don’t know why?
Do You Know your Core Values?
Core values become measures by which we understand ourselves in relation to others and the world around us.
We’re in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, ( SMA for short), a place dear to our hearts.
SMA was up and running by the 1600’s. There is a rich mixture of foreigners and Mexicans resulting in a blending of multiple cultures coming together to promote a community where tolerance, kindness, respect and beauty can prevail for all.
We’ve been taking Spanish lessons at The Warren Hardy Spanish School founded in 1990. Warren, a master educator, gave a lecture contrasting the core values between the USA and Mexico. These values are the result of sociologists distilling what drives each culture.
US Core Values Mexico Core Values
1. Financial Opportunity 1. Personal dignity and respect
2. Time and it’s control 2. Trust, Family and Friends
3. Personal Freedom 3. Free Time
Why not be in charge of your life and health by knowing your core values and living them?
Sometimes we’re running a set of values that aren’t true to our core values. When that happens things get noisy inside and we can get lost in how we want to direct our lives. Life is living us and we can make ourselves physically sick. Each of us has a set of values unique and true to the heart and soul of who we are.
Here are some tips to help you notice your cultural and personal core values:
- Post some notes that say ‘core values’ in places that will get your attention. Notice your personal and country’s values. Values are short and to the point like the list above.
- Start a conversation about core values. See what you can discover. It will add some richness to your conversations.
When we know our core values and they guide our daily lives, we’re operating from a place of soulful awareness.
Soulful awareness of one another can produce relationships rich with discovery, alive in love, pregnant with possibility.
When unconscious core values are running our lives they create friction that can make us sick at heart and sick in the body.
We’re learning to change our core values to match the song in our hearts.
Want to change yours?
David and Susan, your words, below,
Sometimes we’re running a set of values that aren’t true to our core values. When that happens things get noisy inside and we can get lost in how we want to direct our lives. Life is living us and we can make ourselves physically sick.
speak powerfully to me and have created a profound awareness of too many important things in my life that i have not been attending to. Thank you for this expandable insight and invitation to pay attention…
Core values are the principals I choose to live by.
They are not the stories I tell myself in-order to control, manipulate and justify not being who I really am. They are not the wishes, waiting for’s and what if’s that serve the purpose of distracting me from the path of my souls journey.
They are foundation for love, integrity and connection to all things. They are the home base for the development of respect for self and the core values of others in order to develop functional interconnected relationships.
Here they are–pretty stable for the last 20 years:
2) Marriage relationship
4) Spiritual growth
5) Financial security