There’s so much of uncertainty in the world left many people with so much loss. Fear and anxiety continues to exist as various strains of Covid still swirl around. Then there’s so much social and political unrest. We start to wonder how to go ahead with our lives. How can we make a difference? What to do? How to make decisions. We need a compass to clarify our direction and to build our ability to act from the inner voice. The practice of starting to align with your principles is important to find the way.
“When we align with our principles, we align with the energy of our spiritual core.– Kristi Nelson
Possibility opens up — and we do, too.”
Align with Your Principles
I begin with becoming present and my breath.
5 Personal Guiding Principles
I wrote down five of my personal guiding principles – the core values of my life.
- Faith – I believe my life is in God’s hands
- Love – I believe that love and acceptance is life-giving. Kindess is love in action.
- Gratitude – I believe that gratitude can change my perception of everything
- Authenticity – I believe that I can live my life wholeheartedly only I am authentic
- Justice – I believe that every one is equal and must be treated fairly.
How My Guiding Principles Can Centre Me
This is something to think deeply about. Returning to my core values each day, can guide me on how to spend my time and energy. They can show me where I can make a difference. Reconnecting with these guiding principles of my life can truly keep me centred and focussed.
Living into our values means that we do more than profess our values, we practice them. We walk our talk — we are clear about what we believe and hold important, and we take care that our intentions, words, thoughts, and behaviors align with those beliefs.Brené Brown
Reminding Myself Of My Guiding Principles
I’m making a small graphic of my guiding principles and placing in my Morning Pages notebook. This will act as a reminder to me and help me take decisions that align with my principles.
Do try out this practice. Just naming your 5 core values is in itself a wonderful eyeopener.
It’s wonderful how you’re doing a deep dive into the practice of gratitude. It has been helpful to me.
In the context of the world we live in today, and especially the country I live in, fear and frustration often push me away from my core values. Your reminder is both wise and timely.
An excellent exercise to save my sanity in this increasingly contentious world! Thank you, Corinne!
Thanks Corinne, for helping me come back to what is important to me. I was lost for a while, but now I am feeling so much better and more optimistic that I can handle the maze called Life!