Reflections

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  1. O.Christina

    Exercizing the heartfelt tones in the world I deeply listen to and in the same time would like to hear in the world

    1 week ago
  2. barba

    Mindfulness: By connecting with the moment again and again. Stop, feel, go with life

    1 week ago
  3. Robin Ann

    Practicing Patience is a core value I would like to be better at. I have needed to be much more patient with my daughter. Today though
    she was offered a part time job so I am thrilled that I did practice being patient. It was also something she worked on herself so she felt proud of herself. It is all about one day at a time. I am so proud of how well she is doing : ).

    1 week ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Yes Robin Ann, one day at a time.

      1 week ago
  4. Mary

    My main core value is to be kind. I can practice kindness to my husband today
    and kindness tonight to those in my drawing class.
    I also have the intention to be expansive in the way I live my life.
    A tendency I am trying to minimize is contracting.
    This shows up for me as isolating, perfectionism, being overly cautious, and over thinking.
    Anybody dealing with any of these?😊
    But I want to live fully so I’m choosing to a show up for my art classes,
    speak to those I otherwise might shy away from, and be experimental in my art.
    Putting this all together I am choosing to open my heart to myself, to others, and to my life.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Palm

      Mary, I think art is an great way to loosen up and expand, and then have this reflected in life. I wanted to share with you that recently I started painting thanks to watching Nicholas Wilton’s videos. They helped me deal with perfectionism, but it’s work in progress. Love to you ❤️

      1 week ago
      1. Mary

        I let go, more than I ever had in portrait drawing.
        I’m so excited with the results!
        I’m also excited to hear you are painting Palm!
        I’ll look Nicholas Wilton up!♥️

        1 week ago
        1. Palm

          And I’m so excited for you, Mary! I’m into flowers ❤️

          1 week ago
          1. Mary

            I love flowers!! Mostly I photograph them.
            If you do Instagram, I’m on there. Username- Maryha888.
            Love to you, Palm!!♥️

            1 week ago
  5. Linda

    I am dealing with a fraudulent use of my credit card today. It is very unnerving but I am glad I spotted it so early.

    I have done what I can to protect myself, so now I need to trust in my belief that the universe is working on my behalf to right this wrong.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Yram

      We, too, were frauded/ spammed/ hacked. We spent a good protion of the day at the bank getting it cleared. I was so grateful for personal that are willing to be patient and do all that is necessary to right it.

      1 week ago
    2. Robin Ann

      Glad you spotted it too, many times the credit card company alerts you.

      1 week ago
      1. Linda

        Yes, I am glad I caught it early.

        1 week ago
  6. Barb C

    This question reminded me of an earlier one on this site, “What do I stand for?” That one led me to dig into the question and I wrote a blog post to list some of my core values (https://biketoworkbarb.blogspot.com/2023/12/what-i-stand-for.html).

    This question is more about putting them to work in an active sense, and really only focusing on one. While kindness is one of my most fundamental values, today I’ll work for connection. I have a date to go dancing with my husband tonight, I have a friend recovering from surgery and just starting back to work I’ll check on, I’ve already shared a poem with my daughters in our running WhatsApp thread (I read the poem and share a link so they can read it for themselves if they want to), and I have some items to put out for neighbors in our Buy Nothing group. I’ll review the list of asks in BN and identify whether I can provide what someone else needs. I’m on vacation so I’m very deliberately NOT connecting with work and coworkers! That’s embodying my commitment to the value of health and rest.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Barb C

      I looked up a couple of references for those who plan to do some exploration of their values:
      https://www.berkeleywellbeing.com/list-of-values.html (there are a LOT here!)
      https://www.think2perform.com/values (a card-sorting exercise; they have a list of values and you can add/define your own)

      2 weeks ago
  7. Emmaleah

    I can be kind to everyone that I encounter today. It is easy for me to do this with strangers, less so with my those in my family with whom I have a strained relationship with. Today I will try to remember how lucky I am to have them in my life, despite our differences & that they deserve to be treated with kindness and forgiveness.

    2 weeks ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Emily, I see where you’re going with this. Strangers are easier, because we don’t encounter them regularly. Everything is kept at fun and small talk. Closeness and conflict go together. It’s easy to forget that we don’t have much time left and need each other at various points in our lives.

      2 weeks ago
  8. Antoinette

    I’m just ending a 48 hour fast and I haven’t tried this since I was in my 20’s and it’s been interesting!
    So one of the core values I have is much like today’s quote of the day about not thinking I know too much to learn. I think it’s important to test out new things and be challenged by life all the time. Learning to let go of my old attitudes and what I think I know . We don’t know anything. The universe knows everything. Each day I try to let go more and more .
    Now I get to eat !

    2 weeks ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Antoinette, as the saying goes “Pride comes before fall.” Experimentation reduces that.

      2 weeks ago
  9. pkr

    Kindness is one of my core values.
    I will be kind to All I encounter today & will silently bless them as well. I will especially be kind & gentle towards myself, I need it & often forget about my own self care.🩷
    Blessings to All here….✨🙏🏻❤️

    2 weeks ago
    1. Michele

      I love silent blessings – how kind 🙂

      1 week ago
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    Lauryn

    This question leads me to question and reflect on what my actual core values are at this point in my life. What are the core values that I am already embodying on a daily basis? More questions than answers for me with this one. Plenty to think about today.

    2 weeks ago
  11. sunnypatti

    By remembering to PAUSE and be in the moment.

    2 weeks ago
  12. Charlie T

    Well, that’s kind of an easy one.
    I can be kind to all that I meet and
    interact with today.

    2 weeks ago
  13. Yram

    This brings me to review my core values. What comes to mind “Do on to others as you want them to do to you.”
    I will keep this mind today.

    2 weeks ago
  14. Avril

    Good morning gratefulness family. I did a values distillation through a modality called ACT—acceptance and committment therapy. I listed courage, mindfulness, spirituality, self-care, gratefulness, and kindness as my primary values. The principles of ACT are such that you attempt to share these values with yourself and others. Today I’ll focus on kindness, it’s more subtle than mere nicities. Kindness is about internal dialogue, it’s about microagression mitigation, and even how you treat objects. In the past, I have taught my clients to pick one value to embrace per day or week to help embody them. I may resume that practice.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Michele

      those are wonderful values and I appreciate your thoughts on Kindness.

      1 week ago
      1. Avril

        Thanks Michele

        1 week ago
    2. Robin Ann

      I love this, I shall copy what you wrote and put in my journal : )

      1 week ago
      1. Avril

        Thank you Robin Ann

        1 week ago
    3. Charlie T

      Avril, thank you for expanding my
      awareness of kindness. 🙏

      2 weeks ago
      1. Avril

        Thank you, Charlie!

        1 week ago
    4. Yram

      Thank you for these ideas.

      2 weeks ago
  15. Pilgrim

    In these 73 years of life, I realize I have not spent much (or any) time on identifying “core values”. Not directly or with serious contemplation. This is a good challenge/gift for me moving forward, and I thank you for bringing this to my attention.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Mary

      Sending love to you Pilgrim!♥️

      2 weeks ago

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