Understanding one's philosophy of life, clarifying it, and then living by it is a precious gift, and one that takes way more work than it should to work out! But philosophy is the mother and father of science - it was through philosophy of ancient times that the questions were asked that science evolved to answer. First there was philosophy, then physics, then chemistry than biology then all the others! But it is sadly not a feature of modern society in general at the moment.
To understand one's philosophy, one must examine one's values, beliefs and actions; observe where there is congruence and harmony, and where there is discord and fracture.
My purest single word philosophy is “KINDNESS”.
Kindness to self, to others, to environment, to world.
That is not saying yes and giving everything that is asked, but having the wisdom to balance the needs, and understand the drivers of others and ultimately of self.
I put Wellbeing at the top of my priorities, as without a well mindbody, one is not at liberty to fully immerse oneself in the diverse experiences that our human existence has to offer. It takes Kindness to yourself to be able to achieve this.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
When we have understanding of why we are where we are in our journey through life, how we got to this point, we are empowered to make changes more easily, and last.
Informed Choice is the key to sovereignty of self, because we can not make good decisions based on poor information.
I therefor ensure that I don't just fully explain proposed courses of action to you, I make sure you fully understand what, why, how, when, where, and with who - and invite questions at each and every stage.
HONESTY and AUTHENTICITY
Honesty is more than absence of lie. And authenticity is the highest form of honesty, facilitating a greater scope for comfort and joy in life.
Be that family of birth, family of upbringing, or of choice. It can include the family of community, and the family of humanity, as we are ultimately all related in the human genome. It can even be extended to the family of all living things, as our symbiotic relationship with the ecosystems of our biome and virome, right to the ecology of the earth require again, kindness to thrive.
All in all, perhaps it is to come from a place of absolute
that is key to a joyful life. Love is the antidote to fear, to anger, to pain, to suffering.