It is indeed a challenge to embrace an experience for its lasting treasure and let the rest go. If one is not consciously locked on one’s values, it may be near impossible. It is human nature to seek in each experience an answer to the question, “What does this mean to me?” When the answer is not clear, we tend to script a message for the particular experience; an injunction that tends to fuel a false fear that could otherwise be quelled by an authentic answer.
That answer is faithfully positioned in the manuscript of your core values. These values are the chapters in the book of your authenticity. When we understand our own values at a level that is personal versus general, we are better equipped to navigate meaning and find our own answer.
Your individualized values are interconnected in a way that provides a continual source of forward energy. Just as the chapters of a good book move the reader through the story, your values move you purposefully and confidently along your path.