Monthly Archives: February 2017

a five step values practice…making choices.

inspired by a lecture given by dr. jill carroll at the jung center, houston. i am using this practice to more deeply understand my power in choice.

  1. what are my three core values?
    • for example, currently mine are:
      • love, wellness & freedom
    • the practice here is to reassess regularly and in the context of relationship with both self and others.
      • for example, if you are married and are struggling with how to balance schedules with kids, work, partner, etc., might be useful to discuss and understand your collective values and reflect together on how time is spent and does your “busy-ness” prioritize your values or other things that really are not that important to you.
  1. what is the source of my values?
    • did i choose my value? or was it placed on me by my religion, parents, society, partner, etc.
    • what are my spiritual reference points?
      • is there consciousness in the source of how i ground my life?
  1. do i value my values?
    • what am i actually creating?
      • do my choices reflect my values? do my values reflect my choices?
  1. do i have the capacity to rescind a value/choice if it is not aligned with my authentic self?
    • can i yield?
    • am i adaptable?
    • am i fluid?
      • where there is movement, there is lifeā€¦
        • what did i learn from this choice/experience?
  1. do i trust my authentic self?
    • what supports me when nothing supports me?

there is also choice in the practice of acceptance, as taught by viktor frankl…another post, forthcoming.