We're all striving to live our best lives. We want to be happy and fulfilled and make the world a better place while we're at it. But sometimes, it can be hard to know what exactly is important to us—what values, principles, and truths we should hold onto no matter what happens.
I think two things will help us hold on to these things:
1) Remember that they're ours. It's easy to think of your values as being something you were born with or learned from your parents, culture, or society, but they're yours. They belong to YOU! So don't let anyone else tell you what they are—if someone tries to tell you that your values aren't accurate or important or true just because they disagree with them, ask yourself why their opinion matters more than yours.
2) Reminding ourselves of our truthfulness. When we remember how much we care about the things that matter most in life—like family, friends, health, and happiness—it makes it easier for us not only to remember those things but also do the hard work of keeping them alive inside ourselves even when times get tough.
Old temple of Athena-Greece.
Athena (the goddess of wisdom and truth) was the daughter of Zeus, the king of the gods, and, according to Greek mythology, was born fully grown from his forehead. As the goddess of war, education, crafts, and cooking, she was regarded as one of the most respected goddesses in classical Greece. She was also associated with agriculture and specific musical instruments.
As per Wikipedia: "The Old Temple of Athena or the Archaios Neos (Greek: Ἀρχαῖος Νεώς) was an archaic Greek limestone Doric temple on the Acropolis of Athens probably built in the second half of the sixth-century BCE, and which housed the xoanon of Athena Polias. The existence of an archaic temple to Athena had long been conjectured from literary references until the discovery of substantial building foundations under the raised terrace between the Erechtheion and Parthenon in 1886 confirmed it. While it is uncontroversial that a temple stood on the central acropolis terrace in the late archaic period and was burnt down in the Persian invasion of 480, nevertheless questions of its nature, name, reconstruction and duration remain unresolved."
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!