Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Values and Morals.”
Next week’s topic will be “Roles in Relationships.”
Values and morals play such a big role when we are making decisions. Carl Rogers asked the question – do we follow our own dreams or are they really molded by society? He also said, “What I will be in the next moment, and what I will do, grows out of that moment, and cannot be predicted in advance either by me or by others.” I like that existential view of life;)
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- Make a list of the values and morals that you choose to live by. It is important that the people and influences in your life are aligned with them. When they are not, it increases your stress levels. Defining your personal values and understanding your morals allows you to increase self-awareness and improve your relationships with others.
- By understanding the starting point of other’s various values, morals and beliefs, you will be better equipped to communicate and interact with others to form healthier relationships.
- In order to be truly happy in life, first we must be satisfied with and satisfy ourselves. It’s difficult to reach that satisfaction if we devote ourselves to satisfying the goals and expectations of others instead of setting and reaching our own. Trust in your own values, morals and beliefs to guide you toward a happy, successful life, whatever that might look like to you.
- Not everything in life will be clearly defined, black and white. Some situations require deeper consideration than others, and it helps to have a couple different processes to help you evaluate every aspect of the situation before making your decision. Whatever you decide, be confident in your decision. Not everything is reversible, but everything is fixable!
The Insight: Values and morals are the foundation of our character. In order to better understand our relationships and ourselves, we need to clearly define those values and morals. Likewise, we should orient our goals and decisions around them, and allow them to perform their function as the structure for our lives. We have nothing if not our values and morals. Stick to them and be confident in them!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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