A value system is what is honed by a lifetime or many lifetimes lived as Beings, and not necessarily only as the human that we know. It can reflect lifetimes of worlds not visible to the human system of values or cognizance of them.
What the value system will show is what has been driven through the heart of one to become what it is they are, who it is they are.
A value system cannot be measured by words, nor can it be described by words. We can say we hold this to be of worth but the meaning to each will differ. What it cannot convey is what the individual’s heart holds as value.
When the values of one are betrayed by someone of worth to the individual, either by words or actions, the eyes will tell you of the hurt the wrong has done. Here again, that hurt to be felt by another, can be understood only when it is within the frame of cognizance, of reference.
Otherwise it will be a matter with little meaning and as easily dismissed as a flick of the wrist. Or a shrug. Aaahhhh they will say, a nothing. No big deal. But a big deal it will be to the one afflicted. It will be a devastation and it will tumble worlds that have taken lifetimes to construct.
Values are gifts we shoulder from one generation to another. The thoughtful ones gather the cores of the worthwhile that enhances the growth of humanity. It begins always within the four walls of where cognizance emerges. It is a responsibility; it is a sacrament.
It is long past the time we treat it as such.
Come into my kitchen
by the back door.
Only dear friends are allowed to.
Others have to earn the right
by walking through the halls
to the center, the heart of my home.
But you can come to the back door.
I will let you in.
Photo of Kitchen-John Holmes
Dove Photo-John Hallissey