Personal values are the set of principles you live by and continually develop as you live your life. Principles are like lighthouses you can either use them to guide you or you can elect to go against them and smash yourself to pieces on the rocks!
Life is meant to be enjoyed all of the time not just some of the time. In yoga, the longer you practice the better life gets. Yoga is a continuing process that is a life thing, not just something you do for a while and stop.
As the saying goes…
use it or lose it!
By choosing to be in a state of continuing improvement, you are in a positive state. Yoga is a positive practice that is totally beneficial. Taking care of yourself is the greatest gift that you could ever give yourself. Your body is the vehicle of your mind and it’s the only one you’ve got. So look after it will care and respect.
Most people look after their cars better than themselves!
Most people have hardly any respect for themselves but the thing is, you’re only as good to others as you are to yourself.
So if you’re half-ass with yourself then you’re half-ass with anybody else. Personal Values are totally important, they define your character and they develop your personality.
Your personality is the way others see you. If you don’t entirely respect yourself, no-one else will. By the way, respect from others is always earned and is measured by actions not just words. Stand over tactics do not earn respect, they repel it. Once again negative emotions are not a part of a person who continues to practice yoga.
Your personal values are the entire foundation of your life. Grow them and develop them for life.
A life that only gets better by the day!
For more information of personal values and continuing improvement, go searching for any material by Brian Tracy, Colin Rose, Stephen Covey, Anthony Robbins or Deepak Choopa. You can find their material on the web, audio tapes and books.