Truth In Service

It is not a secret that helping others makes us feel better about ourselves and our lives.  It frees us from our self-centered problems and feelings for a little while and gives us a sense of purpose and fulfillment.  A problem arises, however, when we help others in a way that compromises our values, violates…

Our Quiet Values

We will never be comfortable with who we are if we consistently do things in our lives that go against our values.  Sometimes it is difficult to truly know what our values are, however.  Our values come from all different places, some of which are influencing us without us even knowing it.  We each have…

Looking Forward Softly

It is important to have ideals, to set high standards for ourselves.  However, it is also important to understand that we will fall short of whatever ideals and standards we have.  No one is perfect and life is complicated.  We must be adaptable.  This does not mean that we should easily accept moral compromises within…

Popular Values

We must be careful not to allow other people’s values to change our trajectory.  What inspires us, calls to us, and drives us forward may be for us, alone.  Others may not understand.  They may not see the world the same way that we do.  If there is any chance of us being happy, we…