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Posted on September 30, 2011 by Christine Crosby in Knowing Yourself

Get Clear on Your Values

Susan Apolon, author of Touched by the Extraordinary,  Book Two: Healing Stories of Love,  Loss & Hope

First, get clear on what your values are. Really spend some time thinking about how you want to live your life and what you look for in others. Trustworthiness? Honesty? Mutual respect? Forgiveness? It might help to write out a list.

When you have consciously identified what is important to you, what feels right, and what makes you feel comfortable and safe, you’ll be able to determine whether those things are present in your relationships. If you’ve never really given much thought to your own values, your intuition won’t be developed enough to zero in on the red flags.

Here’s how it works; your thoughts are energy, and energy vibrates. When you’re interacting with another person, you intuitively sense his or her energy. When you’re clear on your own values, you’ll know whether the two of you are a good fit. You’ll feel safe, and the relationship will feel authentic.

Knowing yourself—and also accepting and honoring who you are—will enable you to feel good about yourself. What’s more, you’ll feel more comfortable trusting that still, small guiding voice within you.

About the Book:  Touched by the Extraordinary  is available at bookstores nationwide and from major online booksellers.
For more information, please visit http://www.healingstoriesoflovelossandhope.comor http://wwwtouchedbytheextraordnary.com

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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