Thursday, December 17, 2009
THE STOIC EXAMPLE - 73/365
"Go ahead, dress me up in whatever makes you happy...I'm here for your enjoyment. It matters not that you laugh at this contraption on my head - a contraption that others may find humiliating. Instead, I see it as a symbol of my commitment to your pleasure and "commitment" is by far more important than anything one may "feel."
I sometimes find "values" and "feelings" don't want to cooperate with each other. There are times I am compelled to take action on what I consider to be an important "value" even when I don't "feel" like doing it. On the other hand, I'm not a proponent of ignoring my "feelings."
Perhaps acknowledging "feelings" while understanding "values" will create an environment where they can work together more effectively.
How do your "values" and "feelings" drive your "actions?"