A List of Spiritual Values

The following are the values I selected for the everyday practice of my four chosen ideals. Your list will of course be uniquely yours, but may find some of these ideas useful.  Three-quarters of this book is devoted to helping you think about, clarify, and then develop your own palette of ideals and values.

To help foreshorten your journey, I’ll share, through example and story, some lessons I managed to learn on my spiritual quest.  I’ll describe the problems that gave rise to the spiritual values I’ve adopted and the solutions contributed by each new experiment.  I trust that some of my circumstances and re-decisions will resonate with you.
Self-understanding
Integrity
Realism
Diversity
Honesty
Uncertainty
Discernment
Novelty
Humility
Holism
Synthesis
Individuation
I choose to define and express the Ideal of Wisdom
through the Values of:
The Past

Healing
Regression
Authenticity
Self-acceptance
Self-forgiveness
Grief
Gratitude
Shame
The Present

Quietude
Mindfulness
Equanimity
Discipline
Temperance
Fortitude
Satisfaction
Renunciation
The Future

Trust
Acquiescence
Suffering
Prudence
Letting Go
I choose to define and express the Ideal of (Familial) Love
through the Values of:
Marriage

Self-forgetfulness
Constancy
Nurturance
Mediation
Magnanimity
Generosity
Acceptance
Blessing
Forgiveness
Renewal
Transparency
Revelation
Listening
Intimacy
Parenting

Generativity
Teaching
Liberation
Balance
Encouragement
Self-esteem
Competence
Self-confidence

I choose to define and express the Ideal of Compassion
through the Values of:
Abundance
Re-visioning
Interconnection
Equivalence
Imagination
I choose to define and express the Ideal of (Inner) Peace
through the Values of:
Justice
Redemption
Sacrifice
Mercy
Heartbreak
Human Values  |  Wisdom |  Peace  I  Love and Compassion  |  The Spiritual Life  I  Spiritual Practice  I Meditation  I  Mind
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