Trish’s Core Values

Thanks to  holistic coaches Sara Oakley and Christopher August of Soul in Wonder for the exercise that helped me complete this. You can find it here: http://veganwarrior.gr8.com

Since I have been working with identifying and living in congruence with my values since I was 28, (35 years ago–I’m 63), I hoped it was okay if I took the liberty of playing with this exercise and using it as a kind of jumping off place.

I had a blast (value: adventure!)

I decided to go through the list and give numbers to each value. 0=no value, 10=high value. This helped me to narrow down the choices. I think for my personality type this worked better than the way that was suggested in the exercise.

I added the following values: Integrity, Courage, Vulnerability, Transparency, Whistleblowing, Sociocracy 3.0 (in place of democracy), emotional intelligence and critical creative thinking (instead of intelligence).

I combined Spirituality and Self Actualization–they are so similar.

I had so much fun with this–I don’t exactly know why. I think each of the words that I ended up with has a vibration that really resonates with me. I might meditate and write about each one as a spiritual practice. 

The main categories helped me to realize the core value I identified. The other words helped define the core value.

I also have written out many values in another format: http://www.veganutopiaecovillage/values

I loved this exercise because it helped me to see how I value autonomy–like when I have adventures, I often like to have them alone (unless someone is really open to being crazy and spontaneous! That is why I traveled alone at age 19 from Europe overland all the way to Sri Lanka and back.)

Yet I crave the stability of community.

And I want to be a leader–but a servant leader–with a team that I can work with and help facilitate–but not boss people around.

My spiritual side is essential. In my mind, self-actualization is synonymous with spirituality so I combined them. 

Compassion is so important to temper my commitment to Integrity.

When I look at my Enneagram personality type (you can look at them here) I think that my values align with the description of who I am aspiring to be, and who I am meant to be. You can take a free test here

“Level 1 (At Their Best): Become self-restrained and magnanimous, merciful and forbearing, mastering self through their self-surrender to a higher authority. Courageous, willing to put self in serious jeopardy to achieve their vision and have a lasting influence. May achieve true heroism and historical greatness.”

Wow! I loved doing this. Thank you, Sara and Christopher! 

Note: my core values are bold.

Community

Belonging

Commitment

Challenge

Connection

Contentment

Contribution

Cooperation

Dedication

(sociocracy 3.0)

Diversity

Equality

Family

Fidelity

Friendship

Fairness

Practicality

Preparedness

Legacy

Love

Loyalty

Positivity

Security

Stability

 

Adventure

Creativity

Curiosity

Decisiveness

Dynamism

Enjoyment

Enthusiasm

Excitement

Freedom

Exploration

Expressiveness

Fun

Humor

Independence

Inquisitiveness

Resourcefulness

Spontaneity

Self-reliance

Originality

Speed

 

Compassion

Beauty

Courtesy

Empathy

Understanding

Tolerance

Openness

Optimism

Sensitivity

Service

Emotional intelligence

 

Servant Leadership

Efficiency

Focus

Excellence

Expertise

Fame

Hard work

Honor

Justice

Quality

Recognition for the group

Reputation of integrity/trustworthiness

Knowledge

Learning

Respect

Vitality

Order

Strength

Thoroughness

Critical Creative Thinking

Spirituality/Self-actualization

Diligence

Discipline

Discretion

Faith

Generosity

Grace

Growth

Joy

Harmony

Helping others

Holiness

Humility

Inner Harmony/peace

Intuition

Kindness

Self-control

Selflessness

Serenity

Wisdom

Simplicity

Thankfulness

Self-respect

 

Health

Fitness

Temperance

Restraint

 

Teamwork

Thoughtfulness

Timeliness

Uniqueness

Unity

Usefulness

Vision

Support

Structure

Success

Strategy

 

Integrity

Honesty

Reliability/Consistency

Accountability

Responsibility

Truth-seeking

Authenticity

Trustworthiness

Transparency

Vulnerability

Courage

Boldness

Whistleblowing

 

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