“A centered life is one that is grounded in your core values rather than changing based on the most recent trend, compliment, or outside expectation.”
-Dr. Thema Bryant
If you heard the phrase “a centered life” what comes to mind? Someone that is focused? Someone who is locked in on their lives? Self aware? All of these would be correct. As Dr. Thema Bryant points out in today’s quote a centered life means we are grounded. In other words we don’t let our hopes and dreams lose sight of what is right in front of us. It serves as a sort of reality check. She mentions core values. This is your moral fiber essentially. It is the hill you are willing to die on for what it is you believe in and stand for.
When we are grounded in these core values no amount of persuasion such as keeping up with Joneses, what someone says about you (whether it is positive or negative) or even beyond the realm of what it is possible can sway your thinking. Why? Because you are focused on the here and now and understand if things don’t align with your own core values then it isn’t worth your attention in the first place.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards improving your self awareness?