Patricia Campanile – Senior Associate Edgewalkers International
You cannot give what you do not have. Edgewalkers understand that living on the edge involves cultivating courage, commitment and creative focus to explore opportunities and discover innovative solutions that are essential during these unprecedented times of transformation. Your willingness to delve deeper into personal growth and professional development can be exciting and enlightening as well as messy and scary. Regardless of external circumstances that are often out of your control, you can choose to take yourself out of the box, stretch, and consciously create the life you desire. The more often you choose to provide yourself with the essential combination of inner tools and outer skills to live in a balanced and thriving environment, the more you will have available to contribute to others.
Integrating the 10 Heart-Centered principles below will support you in deepening your connection to the truth that you DO matter. This blog provides an overview of the 10 principles that build on one another. They are designed to nurture the realization that you are worthy and deserving to live and work authentically from your heart (and mind) to fulfill your life’s purpose. The tools, techniques and support structure are provided to enable you to harness your power and take action. When you choose to step into a the spiral of new possibilities, a paradigm shift occurs. You can move forward with greater ease to create the life you desire as well as meaningful, fulfilling work in 2021 and beyond. These 10 Heart-Centered Principles cultivate the strength and energy needed to rise up, take “Evolutionary leaps of faith”, and make a difference in the world. If not us then who? If not now then when? Life is not a dress rehearsal. The time is now!
THE BALANCE/INTEGRATION PRINCIPLE
Being/Doing * Yin/Yang * Masculine/Feminine
The main concept and underlying foundation is integration and how to balance all aspects of yourself and your life. These include balancing masculine (doing) and feminine (being) energies, and integrating professional, personal and spiritual growth. This (w)holistic Heart-Centered approach is an important and integral principle in creating the life and work you desire.
THE VALUES/INTEGRITY PRINCIPLE
Beliefs * Commitment * Honesty * Truth
Through discovering and identifying your values based on your own belief system, honesty and truth, you can live a life of integrity. Your personal and professional ethics are at the heart of the core principles for living the life you desire and the values-based foundation to design and contribute your purpose to your community and the world.
THE AUTHENTICITY/UNIQUENESS PRINCIPLE
Individuality * Distinctiveness * Genuineness
Identifying and expressing your uniqueness, gifts, talents and passions makes a difference because there is only one of you in all of time. There is no competition. By celebrating and embracing this truth you can allow your brilliance to shine. Committing to living from your authentic self is at the (heart) center of creating and living the life and work you desire with greater ease and flow.
THE INSPIRATION PRINCIPLE
Heart’s Desire * Passion * Creativity * Spirit
Knowing what inspires you from within and connecting to your passion and spirit, resulting in external motivation. By accessing your creativity and designing your own unique heart-centered mission, you can take inspired action to create the life you desire while modeling and inspiring others to do the same.
THE MISSION/GREATER PURPOSE PRINCIPLE
Contribution * Service * Cooperation * Collaboration
Clarifying your personal and professional mission and greater purpose stems from integration and balance, incorporating your values, living authentically and being inspired. These provide the foundation and core anchor to build on as you navigate living the life you desire and contributing your gifts and talents. Establishing relationships based on collaboration and cooperation lead to supportive, diverse communities based on a win-win for all.
THE INTUITION PRINCIPLE
Guidance * Inner Knowing * Surrender * Trust * Faith
Understanding how to access, trust and follow your intuition in making choices aligns you with who you truly are. Your intuitive, inner knowing is an invaluable divine gift that is essential in guiding and supporting you to have faith, surrender, and evolve into your unique mission and purpose. You can create and live a life that makes your heart and soul sing.
THE COMPASSION PRINCIPLE
Empathy * Sympathy * Love
Connecting with and cultivating your compassionate heart is a key principle in serving, honoring and respecting others as well as yourself. Empathy involves walking in another’s shoes and provides the understanding to build bridges and embrace diversity. Living and giving with compassion is the business of love.
THE TRANSFORMATION PRINCIPLE
Transition * Change * Growth
Transforming and becoming who you truly are is a result of applying and integrating these principles in your life. Opening your heart and mind, letting go, living in the void of the unknown, and allowing the new beginnings to emerge involves trust and patience. Embracing and understanding the necessary stages of change and transition are key steps in growing into the individual you are meant to be.
THE MASTERY PRINCIPLE
Self-Leadership * Self-Mastery
Mastering yourself involves integrating and mastering these principles in your life professionally, personally and spiritually. The principles of self-mastery such as integrity, vision and awareness are a key components in self-leadership. Leading yourself with power and clear intention will support you in leading and inspiring others to greatness.
THE WARRIOR PRINCIPLE
Courage * Power * Action
Applying these heart-centered principles with your courage and commitment, focuses you in the direction towards the life you desire. By being your authentic self and utilizing the warrior principle, you can take powerful action with confidence and live your life mission and purpose with greater meaning, impact and influence.