Core Value Survey

Ways to Expand Core Value

Core value is the unique human drive to create value, to make persons and things important and worthy of appreciation, time, energy, effort, and sacrifice.

 

The value you create in life is part of your true identity (who you are as a person) but independent of your ego or who you might want people to think you are.

 

When the drive to create value is active, we feel more alive, with greater motivation to improve, create, build, appreciate, connect, or protect. We feel a sense of purpose and meaning. Expansion of core value gives a greater sense of well being and connection to others.

 

Merely filling out the following will enhance your core value. Write what you do or could do to expand each of the following areas of core value.

 

(Note: Some of your answers may be published to help others. Due to the volume of submissions, you will not be identified or given credit or remuneration, should any of your contributions be selected. Please cut and paste the following form and mail with your answers to compassionpower@compassionpower.com)

 

Things I have done or could do to expand my basic humanity: (Examples: rescue a child, rescue an animal, recognize that most people would do the same, let the light within me connect to the light within others)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do affirm the most important things about me as a person: (Examples: Be loving and compassionate to the people I love, be true to my deepest values, show my loyalty, desire to help, creativity, optimism, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do to affirm the most important thing about my life: (Example: Tried my best to help people, be a loving parent, prevent acts of violence and cruelty)

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do to be more loving to the significant people in my life: (Examples: light a candle, write a note, gently touch, give a flower, be the partner, parent, son, or daughter I most want to be)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do to enhance my sense of spirituality: (Examples: go to church, pray, see God in everything and everyone, meditate, express my soul, feel connected to something larger than the self)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do to appreciate nature: (Examples: observe a sunset, trees, flowers, go to the country, to the ocean, lake, woods, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do to appreciate human creativity: (Examples: create, art, music, literature, architecture, listen to music, dance, go to a gallery, read)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do to enhance my community connection: (Examples: join a church, school, parents', professional, or work-related association, become more involved in my neighborhood)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compassionate acts I have done or could do: (Examples: Visit the sick, help someone in need, listen to someone)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do to improve a bad situation or my experience of it: (Examples: try to communicate respectfully, enjoy music in traffic, immediately try to solve a problem instead of blaming it on someone)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do to appreciate: (Example: focus on the way the people close to me enrich my life)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do to connect: (Examples: try to feel other people, try to understand their perspectives)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I have done or could do to protect people close to me: (Examples: look out for their health and well being, be sure they are comfortable and safe)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anything else I do or could do to enhance my core value:

 

 

 

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