The North Star can help guide us. It is there whether we look at it or not. What’s interesting about the wobble is that it causes our North Star to change.
This is just a giant metaphor for our value systems. I’m a proponent of the idea that it doesn’t matter a ton what your philosophy of life is. The important thing is having one. Once you have one, you can change it.
My values can and do change. But, they tend to change like a Great Year. One Great Year is 25,772 regular years. Values aren’t set in stone. They fluctuate much less than my regular activities, like choosing one restaurant or another to eat at. For example, routines come and go. Locations change, but values may remain. Occasionally, a cataclysm may shake up the values.
What’s a meta for anyway? I prefer concrete!
My 3 main values are:
I have articulated them, written them down, spoken them out loud, and know what they mean to me. What they mean to you isn’t important. The important part is that I know what they are, and know where I am relative to them.
Anytime I feel lost, stuck, or confused, I can revert back to my values. You can do the same. Another way to frame it is to “think with your heart.” We have 3 brains.
Ok, not quite. What I mean is that we have neurons in our brains, our hearts, and in our guts. That is why we have language like “listen to your heart” or “go with your gut”. The brain is also a polarity based organ
This explains why at times I’ll have a voice playing devil’s advocate on one shoulder, and angel’s advocate on the other. I’m just bouncing between the polarities. It’s very heady. Notice how that it even is a bit confusing to read.
The heart is simpler. When the brain and heart are working harmoniously, that is called coherence.
is the state when the heart, mind and emotions are in energetic alignment and cooperation,” HeartMath
Institute Research Director Dr. Rollin McCraty says. “It is a state that builds resiliency – personal energy is accumulated, not wasted – leaving more energy to manifest intentions and harmonious outcomes.”