If I had the desire to make a difference in the world, or, if I had the desire to make my own life more peaceful, where would I start?
No matter what role we are currently playing, whether it be child in a family, parent, person in business, employee, school teacher, government official, retiree, whatever age, gender, nationality, spiritual belief, we all have one thing in common; a human requirement to meet our basic needs - to be Safe, Respected, Understood, Loved, Valued.
We deserve all those qualities in our life. Are they fully present now?
- Is my life perfect?
- Am I happy?
- Do I have what I want?
- Are my all my relationships in harmony?
If your answer to these simple questions is "Yes" then you are a very special and unusual being, because for most of us we believe we are lacking in many ways.
Could it be better? It comes down to happiness. If I am happy usually my world reflects back my own state of being by the circumstances I exist within and which are presented to me.
If there are areas of our lives that could improve, is there something I can do make that happen? Of course, the answer is "Yes". At some point in my life, I must recognise that I am not a victim of my circumstance, that I am responsible for my circumstance and only I can be the one to change that.
It starts with asking myself, "What do I value?" and "What are my values?" For it is my values that guide my life.
Values lie deep in our psyche, they reflect our past experiences and as such create the foundation for our lifetime of behaviour and our response to the world and people around us.
The only way to engage and enhance our values is introspection and reflection. We cannot be taught values, yet they can be introduced, brought to our greater consciousness through activities encouraging self realisation which is why Living Values unique methodology of activities structured to meet different age groups and circumstances works so well.
Whose Values? It has been determined that there are fundamental values widely shared by all Humanity. Certainly not limited but for the purpose of our discovery these primary values form the core to lead us ever deeper into to determining our behaviour, relationship and our interaction at all levels of life.
Peace, Love and Caring Respect, Responsibility, Tolerance, Honesty, Humility, Happiness, Cooperation, Simplicity, Freedom and Unity.
Our relationship to these values and the degree that we live through them determine our life.
Awareness of our values brings them to the surface. Through casting greater light on each value, we explore and encourage the positive dynamic of the value to expand within us. We begin to live within a Values-based Atmosphere and this changes - everything.
The benefit then is deep and personal, whether we are child or grown adult, at any age you can determine your future if your values are sound and active in your life. Living Values Education is all about developing Awareness for our values and providing the understanding of how to live in a better world of our own creation.
We welcome you to Living Values through the varied aspects and resources we offer.