Whenever we get to talking about values, I have a little different perception. I don’t put a lot of weight into ‘values’ these days.
I’ve quit worrying about morals, stopped worrying about ethics, quit worrying about values. Those are subjective. Those are dependent on what we’re taught at any given time from the culture that we grew up in.
If you look up the definition of values, you won’t see ‘values’ itself. It is ‘value.’ A singular noun. Almost every definition has to do with ‘worth.’ Somewhere down in there, around the tenth definition, there will be one that says ‘values’ plural. And it’s still about worth and it, but it talks about the societal worth given by common ideas within a community.
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“We become able to make wise and loving decisions based on principles and ideas that have real value in our lives.”Just for Today
There are those who look for all the reasons why they Can’t. And there are those who look for ways to say ‘Yes we Can.’ I know for myself I spent many years being one of those who looked at all the reasons to say ‘No I Can’t do this.’
“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” – Henry Ford
If we continuously look for all the reasons that we can’t do something, all we will ever see in life are the obstacles. Living this way is a very Continue reading “Are you an ‘I Can’t’ or an ‘I Can’?”
“Lack of power is my dilemma,” a common statement if you have had any experience with any of the Twelve Step programs. At the beginning of the road to recovery, the admission of one’s own powerlessness is the catalyst. As a recovering person myself, my admission came from sheer desperation from having found myself from complete spiritual and emotional bankruptcy. As well as, the physical loss of family, homes, and career. Needless to say, at the point that I returned to twelve step recovery, the admission of my own powerless came with ease. However, coming to understand the realm of my powerlessness took some time.
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