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My Musical Values (Exercise 4 of 5)

Exercise #4 of 5

If you are musically oriented this exercise can be both a lot of fun and enlightening. If you are not, it can still be a useful tool, if not a bit more work to carry out.

  • Create a space on your phone, on paper, on your favorite song application – wherever you will find it easiest to find and use.

  • Over the next week either as you listen to music or later reflect on it note those songs and words that felt meaningful - and why.

  • At the end of the week look over your list and reflections. Can you identify a few key values that are dear to you from this list?

We listen to music for lots of reasons including worship, distraction, dancing, entertainment, et cetera. I am not expecting you to analyze your listening habits during this exercise. No matter your favorite genre(s) of music there will be some words that strike you. Perhaps you have thought of this in the past and you can seed your list with those thoughts. A list of your favorites might be a rich musical field to harvest. Have some fun with this and enjoy the reflection.

Have some fun on this path, think, and enjoy the vital benefits of understanding and making your own values explicit. If you have not read the first blog post titled, "Values - Nicety or Necessity?" I encourage you to read through that first. It provides important context and answers the critical questions of what values are and why they matter so much.


David R. Edwards is the author of the new bestseller, "New You! Who Knew?". You can find out more on his web site.

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