Every single one of us has the power to make a difference to other people, thereby changing our world. In every second, we have this power, whether we see it or not.
I try to use this power for good. I don’t always succeed, but more often than not, I think I might.
I’m a little addicted to social media when I have free time. I read a lot of articles and a lot of posts. I love reading the comments. However, sometimes they also challenge me. People can be very aggressive and very unthinking in their responses (yes, I mean unthinking instead of unthoughtful). I try to think carefully before I respond; sometimes I initially misinterpret the intent of a comment. If I responded without thinking, I could cause pain to someone by minimising them. I do not like doing this to other people.
I think we should all be a little more measured in our comments. And, in our thoughts and actions beyond the internet.
Something I have been practising learning since Uluru is my need to bash people with healing strategies. One of my core values is healing and the belief that we all should be striving to be the best we can be by healing what isn’t right within us. As a result, if you tell me something, I’ll go into Miss Fix-It mode and start healing you.
I am learning and trying to remember that sometimes, just sometimes lol, people don’t want a solution or pathway out, they just want to be heard. I am also learning that not everyone wants to be healed or is ready to start the process. I struggle with this too. It works against my values. But, I’m learning.
My values, upon last assessment, encompass healing/empowerment, learning and spirituality, and developing and strengthening my business practice.
By spending more time in the areas of my values, I am finding greater happiness and fulfilment in my life. They have also enabled and empowered me to learn better communication with others because I am more conscious of how my values impact my relationships with others.
We are not all the same. Understanding our differences empowers stronger relationships, fosters inner peace, and enables happiness. Understanding why we respond in certain ways enables us to be better friends and citizens, less judgemental and more open. In turn, this broadens our world and our experiences. Our lives and our selves become richer.
And, this can only be a good thing.
I worked my values out from the link below, using the worksheets that Peter has posted. It is something you might choose to do over the next couple of days.
All of the instructions are there and it is easy to do: