Happiness and Values

Happiness and Values

monk values buddhism

Monk in the Portola Palace, Tibet

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power ~ Lao Tzu

So today my friends I’m on the horns of a dilemma, you see a potential opportunity has come my way and I’m torn.  This is not so unusual, we all go through times where we have to decide whether or not to take the left fork or the right.  The choice is always a bit tough, but once you’ve sat down and weighed both directions the right choice is usually forthcoming.  I’ve always been one who believes in looking forward and once you’ve made a decision you live with it.  This time however I’m having a bit of trouble, you see I’ve been sitting here in the road between the forks contemplating and I can’t seem to come to a decision.  The situation has been weighing on me and has really wrecked my sleep over the last week or so.

It has taken me some time but I have at least identified why this particular decision has caused me so much anguish.  You see once you break down a decision to its principle components it is easier to decide because it is easier to figure out which of the two options most closely allies itself with your core values.  We here about core values a lot, we talk about how much we value things in common conversation, but deep down there are some things that are core to who we are as a human being.  For many of us that is family, (genetic or chosen), friends and hopefully for a lot you the work you do.  The decision I have to make at this point is so difficult because the options both reflect core values that I have.

Living a happier life occurs when we live closer to our core values.  It is important that each of us get to know ourselves so that we understand what truly drives us, and therefore what truly makes us happy.  So today my friends I want you to take a few minutes to think about what is truly important to you.  Keep those things in mind as you continue on your journey and as always, have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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