I do a lot of writing about values and character because I think such are the building blocks of a happy and meaningful life. We can pursue all kinds of goals and dreams, but if at the end of the day, the person in the mirror isn’t a very decent person, we’ll feel it deep down in our bones. Happiness will lack some of its luster, or be absent altogether and life will be relatively stale.
Who we are matters so terribly much. And yet so often we seem to get around to working on the person at the core less often than all the outside trappings. So I appreciate the work your doing learning to live a more values-based life.
I’ve told the story of my dad’s cancer and how that cancer reminded me of moral or character cancers that ravage our lives here. Now I’m going to follow your link over to see what you’re saying about the topic, Bobbi. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here.
For me personally, a search for a richer life started with these questions: How do I define success or a good life? What are my values, choices and experiences? But the most difficult mountain to climb has been and still is to learn to watch the mind, accept/let go of emotions, fears and doubts. I think to live a rich life, we need to be true to ourselves and make most out of the present moment.