Openness And Dignity Project Focused On Connecting With Yourself

764 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
The second section of the Finding Meaning, Joy, and Happiness project focused on connecting with yourself. It included six different activities for us to take part in. The first activity prompted that we define three of our personal core values. These core values are embedded during our initial upbringing, and when we are able to live congruently with these values, we feel happier and more accomplished. For me personally, three of my most cherished core values include balance, openness, and integrity. We all have so much going on from school, work, family, friends, and so forth, that we sometimes neglect some of our own needs. Although it may not be easy, finding a balance between all these things is very important to me. Openness and integrity are also important values to me. Openness provides a platform for us to build upon, piling one idea on top of another. Everything you experience collectively adds up, strengthening the person you are and what you believe in. Opening up your mind to new ideas and experiences allows you the opportunity to change what you think and how you view the world. It’s not easy to build on experiences without an open mind, and therefore it would be challenging to grow as a person without an open mind. The third core value I mentioned was integrity. Integrity can be summed up as knowing and doing what is right. This guides how I live my life. I always try to do the right thing, sticking to my values and beliefs. Before this activity, I hadn 't…

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