The Oracle of Delphi knew that understanding your true inner nature and values is the key to happiness. If you do not know who you are, how can anyone else know you?
As a Health and Wellbeing Coach, I am often asked, “How can I reconnect with my essential self?” or “How can I gain self-knowledge so that I can make decisions that are right and true?”
First: Start by throwing-out your old map that you use to navigate life with, and start charting a new one!
Second: Look within – everything starts and ends with YOU! The beauty of being an urban warrior, wellness trekker and modern mystic is that you don’t need to find a cave to hide in to find your truth. Just set aside some time wherever you feel the happiest, and breathe (it could be your home, your office or garden ect). The simple act of creating mental space quietens the mind and frees the intuition. This is where solutions and answers are found.
Third: Find your core - All the answers are inside of YOU. They are the core values and beliefs we live by. Start by thinking about your values (they represent what is most important in our lives). Some of my core values include achievement, integrity, fun, honesty, loyalty and security.
Now ask yourself, “Who am I?”
By understanding our values, it provides us with a clear and deeper sense of who we are which creates meaning in our lives and forms the basis for our motivations. Values focus our attention and therefore assist us in making decisions by telling us what is important.
Next time you look within think about ‘True North’:
Living by your values means travelling in the direction which encapsulates what’s really important for you. If ever you doubt ask, “Right now, in this moment, am I moving towards or away from True North?” Those who have a deep understanding of their values will know the answer.