Boundaries are akin to a fence to protect the inside and out. How clear are you about who you are? What is it that you value? This is going to become more important the more times you’ve been around the sun. I haven’t forgotten the pain of not having boundaries, on a soul level. There are some things I am still healing through. In my life, this manifested through unhealthy parental figures, religion, and partners imposing their values. My philosophies come from deep experience and practice. I’ve journeyed with myself and many folks around naming personal values and learning how to articulate those in partnerships- from marriage to business. So if we can for a minute or more, I want you to grab a piece of paper, or download & print this Values Clarity Journal to name yourself and your values. This almost seems rudimentary, but trust me it is necessary.
Here is an example: Your Turn:
My name is Angelique Arroyo.
My values are:
You get the gist! I have many more values. What do you value? Take the time to list it and explain what that means to you. How do we set sacred boundaries around self if we are not yet clear it what it is that we are safe keeping? These are values that still stand even if all my roles ceased to be so be sure about YOU!
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