To live a life that reflects what we most deeply value takes true mindfulness. Many times I am not even present enough in the moment to know what I am choosing, to even know that there is a "choosing" taking place. Rather it feels more like being on autopilot. To forget that we have a choice is to give up our power. I may forget what my values are - truth, authenticity, compassion, forgiveness, freedom. But when I make the commitment to just sit, to just breathe and be in the moment - they are there. And it is like I am coming home to my self.