Opening to the Essence of the 12 Values



Helping you to qualify and quantify yourself

Honesty: Do I look for loopholes in order to avoid expressing my truth? Do I expect others to be honest with me when I am not honest with them? Am I willing to be honest even though I may be adversely affected by the outcome? Am I truthful with myself, my relationships and my environment? Am I willing to accept I may be wrong?

Cooperation: How willingly do I work with the conditions I am presented with? Do I welcome the ideas and preferences of others? Do I like to do things myself, my way? Can I compromise willingly? Can I go without sometimes? Do I recognise the inter-dependence of all things? Do I need to be independent? Can I accept help from others, whether I want it or not?

Freedom: Do I feel freedom to be as I am abide in knowing that I exist and I am of worth? How often do I feel free from mind-noise; from self-judgement and criticism; from complication and confusion? Do I feel trapped in my relationship, in my work, or do I know I have the freedom to make another choice?

Simplicity: To what degree do I accept the present moment – what life is offering me now? Do I accept my life situation with willing ease or do I create struggle? Do I accumulate things, knowledge, people, and acquaintances? Do I trust that I have what I need? Do I respect simplicity or do I seek complexity? Am I often caught up in shoulds and self-judgement.Unity: Am I feeling whole, connected to life around me, to opportunity, or do I feel separation and isolation? How aligned are my heart, my head and my actions? Can I see myself as part of the greater community, or do I hold myself apart in some way?

Love: How am I motivated in my actions by Love? When do I feel pure unconditional love? How do I express my love toward myself and others….how openly and honestly? How willing am I to express my love toward all those around me?

Peace: Can I hold my simplicity and keep still in myself even when external circumstances erupt into chaos? Do I create a peaceful atmosphere? Do I know the feeling of peace? Is it for me a lasting or transient feeling? Is it a feeling, or is it for me a state of being?

Respect: Do I honour the worth of others and self in my day to day interactions? Do I honour what I have with gratitude? How do I personally honour my life and all life forms?

Tolerance: Where am I intolerant of others or circumstances? Where am I intolerant of myself? Where is my threshold? What conditions support my tolerance, Is my tolerance limited by other stronger feelings such as resentment and fear, or can I knowingly acknowledge another’s worth and need to exist regardless of that which I don’t like or understand? If someone or some condition is harmful to me, can I discern it, and do I find ways to care for myself in order to restore my tolerance?

Responsibility: Do I like responsibility or avoid responsibility? To what extent am I responsible for myself? To what extent do I expect others to meet my needs? Do I blame external circumstance when things go wrong? Do I accept and take responsible action to make the best of a situation?

Humility: How often am I willing to be present to my vulnerability; to my discomfort? How often do I respond in defence? Do I ask for help from others? Can I ask another for forgiveness? Can I forgive myself? Do I trust that life will present me with the challenges and opportunities that I truly need, or do I resist what I have and complain about how things could be different? Do I accept the consequences of my actions in a spirit of self-empathy and learning, or do I judge harshly myself and others?

Happiness: What is my state of contentment – of general wellness, health, harmony, and connection? How cheerfully do I take on my duties? Is happiness a way of life and inner state of being for me?…or is it a static place that is enjoyable momentarily, but that can easily be lost?


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