My parents instilled the values of service and compassion in me from a very young age. They said “as soon as someone comes into our home they are part of our family and deserve as much love, care and attention as anyone else”. I saw them caring for others but they were not very good at caring for themselves. This part of the equation I had to learn by myself, the hard way. I have discovered that the only way I can truly serve is by focusing on my own wellbeing and inner peace. I have had many wonderful experiences in the field of values, culture and transformation but even so I choose to come to this work with a beginner's mind and stay open to the learning and possibilities that emerge every day.
Here are my top 10 personal values:
Compassion (love in action) — courage, ease with uncertainty — enthusiasm/ positive attitude — environmental awareness — future generations — humour/ fun — perseverance — personal growth — well-being (physical/ emotional/ mental/ spiritual)