One of the things I have been learning is how our goals and values lead us forward. Direction in life comes from how we orient ourselves and this is often enshrined in our goals and values.
I believe that a lot of our goals and values are picked up during our development and we can often not have much of a conscious awareness around them. A big part of a spiritual training, I find, is in bringing these to the light. In doing this we can begin to find out those that are maybe based in patterning that no longer serves us and release them. Another part of the training is of suggesting new places to place attention and to explore goals and values that are of greater benefit.
One of the things I have realised is that the goals and values that are most beneficial are those which lead us forward into expansiveness and new fields. Those with a feeling of sparkle, energy and new life. Those that open us up to the limitless sea of existence. Within my own life I have found these can be discovered through many ways - philosophy, myth, prayer, ceremony, music, dreams......
I have also found that I have needed guides, people who knew something of this territory and what is important. With their help I am discovering more and more how to orient my life in such a way that I may walk forward in beauty.
Note: the title comes from a track from Steve Roach's Future Flows album, which helped me a lot with these realisations. I recommend it very much and his other work as well. www.steveroach.com
Steven Dances the Dream