Mindful Living® is the awareness that every thought, word, and action affects you, the environment, and society. The core values listed on this page will help you to live a more mindful life. As a result, it will help you to find your passion, live intentionally, face your fears and transform your life for the better.
The ‘Core Values’ of the Mindful Living Network:
1. Reverent Respect
The fundamental core value of The Mindful Living Network is reverent respect for all living things. Reverent respect means treating humans, animals, and the environment as sacred, with a sense of wonder, dignity, and curiosity. For example, picking up garbage you see on the sidewalk in public part is having reverent respect for nature.
Kindness is a core tenant of mindfulness and the Mindful Living Network. Being considerate, tender, and helpful to all sentient beings is kindness. It causes you to live in a state of grace and as a result helps you live mindfully.
Gratitude is the tender energy of an open, loving, and generous heart. For example, when we appreciate humans, animals, and all living things, we flow in a state of abundant energy because of it.
Compassion is at the very essence of the Mindful Living Network. The definition of compassion literally means “to suffer together,” or in Latin, it means, “to suffer with.” For example, we celebrate and also suffer as one human family sharing life’s journey. Compassion is not sympathy. It requires action and a response to the misfortune of others. As a result, compassion helps to make the world a more mindful place to live.
A generous soul is one of our core values. We believe that generosity is love, kindness, and grace in action. For example, unselfishness, giving of oneself to others is a path leading to happiness and resulting in prosperity of body, mind, and soul.
Live your authentic life. The best way to experience happiness, and your true calling in this life, is to be your authentic self. When you are authentic, you become a Divine magnet, resulting in you attracting everything you need to succeed on your life’s journey. When you are authentic, you reveal the true gift of you into our world. Mindful Living is living each day authentically.
To be honest means to have integrity, to be genuine and sincere, incorruptible, good, heartfelt, and natural. You are created to live an honest life. For example, telling a cashier when they give you too much change back on a purchase results in honesty.
Curiosity is the desire to learn and create with wonder and non-judgement. For example, curiosity is playful, open-hearted, and essential for a happy life. When you find yourself in a state of judgment, shifting your attitude to curiosity will result in your world changing for the better.
Fall down 40 times, get up 41. Perseverance is a discipline. When applied to every situation, the result is perseverance, which is the foundation of confidence, success, and above all, the scaffolding for creativity.
Optimism fuels you to be courageous, confident and energetic. Optimists are the light in the room and the hope of our world. People who live mindfully are optimistic about life and as a result, believe there are always solutions to our challenges.