Today's first introductory session to our course Strengthening the Spiritual Core presented the main components of our next three months of self-exploration: the three aspects of the human being - the Intellectual Life, or mental life - the Feeling Life, the heart center - and the life of the Will, the act of creating.
Our first month is focused on the mental life. This is the realm of beliefs and values. We started our session by looking at some of the beliefs we hold about ourselves and others, and also beliefs about the world. We looked at where these beliefs were not supporting our best interest. It is interesting to see how our own inner beliefs can be in conflict with each other.
This first month we will do some work to try to identify and strengthen our healthy beliefs and core values. This is such important work.
I was looking over some of my notes from earlier on this topic, and came across an article on Brene Brown from Forbes magazine. One of her core factors for being a leader is based on this same idea. She writes:
Living Your Values (Rather Than Simply Professing Them)
Get clear on what you believe and check that your intentions, words, thoughts and behaviors align with your beliefs. Name your values by writing them down. Then identify core behaviors that represent how you might live those values. And, what are the behaviors that tell you that you’re off course?
Courageous leaders who live their values instead of just talking about them are never silent about hard things. For example, courageous leaders do not partake in willful blindness. As a leader, you must be aware of what is going on around you. You must realize when to act and know that sometimes you need to act in difficult situations. It takes courage to recognize these opportunities for leadership and to set an example for your team. Making decisions that honor your values will be tough because doing the right thing is rarely easy.
We are all leaders in our own lives. We become leaders when I recognize what we want and move towards it. When we use our own inner compass to guide our decisions and actions rather than relying on on others to decide for us.
We hope you can join us for our continuing conversation on how to connect to our deep inner purpose through strengthening our connection to who we truly are and who we want to be in the world.
Please Join us Tuesday January 4th at 7PM CST.
Abigail Larrison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Time: Jan 4, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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