Today I would like to start a brand new series. This series is going to be on brainstorming ideas for creating an ethical will. Today’s brainstorming idea discussion is going to be based on the strategy of using a value survey. A value survey is basically just a list of values that you want to address in your ethical will. This list is then expanded and linked to specific events in your life.
The first step in creating a value survey is to create a simple list of values you live by. These values can relate to your spirituality, your morals or your professional philosophies. The list doesn’t have to be extensive, but it should be more than two or three entries. If you are having a hard time coming up with values to address in your ethical essay, then break down your list into areas of your life. For example, you can have a section on your professional values, your family values and your environmental values.
Step step is to expand your value list. To expand your list you will start linking values to specific examples, secondary values, memories and events in your life. You can even link them to world events or local events that had an impact on your life. Remember that your spiritual ethical will is personal, so the events that you feel are important don’t have to be earth shaking world news. They can be small events that maybe only you were aware of.
Do you have ideas for brainstorming for your spiritual ethical will? If so share it with us. Fill out the comment box below.
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