In this episode, I talk a little bit about my core values, how I uncovered them, what they are and how they show up in my life. I discuss my current questions to myself about my deeper purpose, whether it aligns with a purpose that I claim as my own as a martial artist, martial arts mom, karate instructor, etc. I'm still working on that, so if you're also still in the discovery phases of your driving purpose and core values, you're not alone.
I mentioned the book Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins in the episode, and I highly recommend it. You can follow the link to pick up a copy.
Some Bible verses on purpose:
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
For I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
For to you I entrust my life.”
“As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.”
1 Corinthians 12 - I didn't quote this one in the episode, but pretty much the whole chapter is a good one for looking at how purpose and values show up while living life in community.
And last but not least, your challenge for the week:
Discover your Core Values using an exercise like the one I discussed. Take a large list of values (Like this one from Brene Brown), narrow it down to your top ten. Then look through those ten and decide which five are the most important. Then get down to three. Then see if you can pick just one that resonates the most. Think about what that looks like in your life. See how it changes your awareness of yourself and how you interact with the world around you. I hope you find something exciting!
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Episodes may drop on a more bi-weekly schedule through the holidays (and a bathroom renovation we have going on next week), and my intention is to keep them as regular as possible.
Thanks again for joining me on this journey.
Tell me about what moves you? How does your creativity manifest? I'll be discussing my process and interviewing others about theirs. Let's dig deep and go wherever we need to put some good work out into the world.