Knowing and living in alignment with our values
When speaking to thought leaders on the Dream For Others® podcast (including Desiree Adaway, Sharyn Holmes, and Cassie Dewar), we’ve noticed a trend in that many of them are super aware of their personal values and make a conscious effort to live and work in alignment with them. This has a ripple effect on how we show up for ourselves and others.
Discovering and harnessing our uniqueness
Harnessing our uniqueness (including our strengths, personal story, personality, gifts, resources and sphere of influence) to move toward personal and collective change can be incredibly powerful. As Carl Rogers says: “What is most beautiful and unique in each one of us is probably the very element which would, if it were shared or expressed, speak most deeply to others.” This is why we were inspired to start the Dream For Others® podcast – because we know that we’d likely be inspired by hearing how people from different backgrounds were using their uniqueness to advance their dream for others.
Pursuing and developing your passions and interests
Our efforts to take action and create personal and collective change will obviously be more sustainable if it’s an area that we are passionate about and interested in. We are often told to identify our passions, like it’s such an easy thing to do – but we appreciate that it is something that many of us find difficult. You will find some exercises in our free Making A Difference, Your Way workshop that might support you with this.
Become an informed, critical thinking and socially aware citizen
One of the themes that repeatedly came up on the Dream For Others® podcast was the importance of finding ways to remain informed (even when we’re highly sensitive empaths who are deeply disturbed by suffering and injustice), in using our critical thinking skills in analysing information, and in being a socially aware citizen. Furthermore, as Cameron Airen shared on the podcast, individual and collective change is often most powerful when we combine a social awareness with self-awareness.
Dreaming for others
We obviously believe in the value of dreaming for others. This means not just dreaming for ourselves, our loved ones and the lifestyle we desire – but also dreaming of a better world for the collective. What might this world look and feel like? What could we do to help move toward us creating it? You can access of Dream For Others® meditation to help with your visualisation of this here.
Finally, one of the most important steps is to take personal responsibility for finding ways to take action. What is one thing (big or small) that we can do now? What can we focus on this month? What can we do to continue to hold ourselves to account to ensure we take action on an ongoing basis?