Discerning what matters most to us and becoming aware of whether our choices, speech, and actions line up with our core values are dynamic processes that evolve with new experiences and shifting circumstances. Navigating this shifting landscape is an essential step toward leading a less stressful and more meaningful life. When we are clear about our priorities, we can better set healthy boundaries, say no to nonessential commitments, and avoid spreading ourselves too thin. Clear priorities also guide us in setting meaningful, relevant goals that are aligned with our values and pursuing those goals skillfully.

From Real-World Enlightenment © 2024 by Susan Kaiser Greenland. Reprinted in arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc.

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