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Abandon your values, abandon your peace

There are times when the burden of standing alone weighs down heavily enough to convince us to just let go.

Most often, we’re focused on letting go because holding on is too hard, and not because we’re creating something better in its place.

When we let go for the wrong reasons, we compromise who we are and what we stand for.

We let go because we want peace, not because we agree with the reasons for letting go, or giving up, or not standing up!

That’s when we compromise our values in the hope of having peace.

But peace becomes elusive when what we’re left with conflicts with what we stand for.

Like condoning behaviour that we disagree with, just to avoid the argument.

Or overlooking unethical or immoral conduct because we don’t want to get involved.

It may offer us the avoidance of conflict, but avoidance of conflict doesn’t mean we’ll have peace.

It only means that we will have some measure of calm on the outside, but turmoil on the inside.

When you find yourself having to compromise your values to avoid conflict, consider that it is not your values that is problematic, but rather how you are trying to share the importance of your values with those around you.

First change your approach, or your method, or your expectations of others, before abandoning your values.

Most often, we find ourselves expecting them to connect with what is important to us without giving them reason to understand why it’s important in the first place.

That’s usually because we haven’t looked deeper than our emotional connection with our value system either.

It always starts with you.

Own Your Life.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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