Discovering Your True North: A List of Values to Guide Your Journey

This comprehensive list of values is an invaluable tool in psychedelic-assisted coaching, particularly during the crucial phases of preparation and integration. Psychedelic experiences often open doors to deep introspection, making it an opportune time to explore and solidify your core values.

By identifying what truly matters to you, you can navigate the complexities of work, life, and relationships from a centred and authentic place. This alignment with your core values ensures that your decisions and actions resonate with your true self, enhancing your overall well-being and life satisfaction.

Whether seeking clarity, transformation, or a deeper understanding of yourself, this list offers a structured pathway to achieve those objectives.

At FLO Coaching, we often use this list as a starting point for the coaching sessions, helping our clients better understand what is most central for them. See the bottom of this post for more detailed instructions.

List of Values

  1. Accountability – Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes.
  2. Achievement – Accomplishing goals and exceeding standards.
  3. Adaptability – Flexibility in adjusting to new situations.
  4. Adventure – Seeking new experiences and challenges.
  5. Altruism – Selfless concern for others’ well-being.
  6. Ambition – Strong desire for success or achievement.
  7. Authenticity – Being genuine and true to oneself.
  8. Autonomy – Independence in thoughts and actions.
  9. Balance – Equilibrium in work, life, and relationships.
  10. Beauty – Appreciation for aesthetics and harmony.
  11. Belonging – Desire for community and connection.
  12. Boldness – Courage to take risks and face challenges.
  13. Calmness – Maintaining composure under stress.
  14. Caring – Showing empathy and compassion.
  15. Challenge – Seeking to overcome difficulties.
  16. Charity – Giving help and resources to others.
  17. Clarity – Clearness in thought and communication.
  18. Collaboration – Working together towards common goals.
  19. Commitment – Dedication to a cause or relationship.
  20. Communication – Effective exchange of information.
  21. Community – Shared responsibility and connection.
  22. Compassion – Empathy and concern for others.
  23. Competence – Skill and ability in performing tasks.
  24. Confidence – Belief in one’s abilities.
  25. Consistency – Steadiness in actions and beliefs.
  26. Contentment – Satisfaction with what one has.
  27. Courage – Facing fear and taking risks.
  28. Creativity – Original thought and expression.
  29. Curiosity – Desire to learn and explore.
  30. Dedication – Commitment to a task or purpose.
  31. Democracy – Equal representation and governance.
  32. Dependability – Reliable and trustworthy nature.
  33. Determination – Resolute pursuit of goals.
  34. Dignity – Self-respect and honour.
  35. Discipline – Self-control and focus.
  36. Diversity – Valuing different perspectives.
  37. Duty – Moral or legal obligation.
  38. Education – Lifelong learning and growth.
  39. Efficiency – Maximizing output with minimal input.
  40. Empathy – Understanding others’ feelings.
  41. Equality – Fair treatment for all.
  42. Excellence – Surpassing ordinary standards.
  43. Fairness – Just and impartial treatment.
  44. Faith – Belief without empirical evidence.
  45. Family – Importance of kinship and relatives.
  46. Flexibility – Willingness to adapt and change.
  47. Forgiveness – Letting go of grudges and wrongs.
  48. Freedom – Liberty to act and think independently.
  49. Friendship – Mutual affection and support.
  50. Frugality – Economical use of resources.
  51. Generosity – Willingness to give and share.
  52. Gratitude – Thankfulness for what one has.
  53. Growth – Personal and professional development.
  54. Harmony – Balance and peace in relationships.
  55. Health – Physical and mental well-being.
  56. Honesty – Truthfulness and integrity.
  57. Honour – High respect and ethical conduct.
  58. Hope – Optimism for future outcomes.
  59. Humility – Lack of arrogance or pretence.
  60. Humor – Appreciation for laughter and comedy.
  61. Imagination – Creative visualization and thinking.
  62. Independence – Self-reliance and freedom.
  63. Innovation – Novel solutions to problems.
  64. Integrity – Consistency in moral character.
  65. Intelligence – Capacity for learning and reasoning.
  66. Intuition – Instinctive understanding or insight.
  67. Joy – Feeling of great happiness.
  68. Justice – Fair and equitable treatment.
  69. Kindness – Goodness and consideration.
  70. Knowledge – Accumulation of facts and skills.
  71. Leadership – Guiding others towards a goal.
  72. Learning – Acquiring new information or skills.
  73. Legacy – Impact left for future generations.
  74. Liberty – Freedom from oppressive restrictions.
  75. Listening – Active engagement in communication.
  76. Love – Deep emotional attachment.
  77. Loyalty – Faithfulness to commitments.
  78. Mastery – Proficiency and expertise.
  79. Mindfulness – Present-moment awareness.
  80. Moderation – Avoidance of extremes.
  81. Open-mindedness – Willingness to consider new ideas.
  82. Optimism – Positive outlook on life.
  83. Order – Organization and structure.
  84. Passion – Intense enthusiasm or interest.
  85. Patience – Tolerance and endurance.
  86. Peace – Absence of conflict and violence.
  87. Perseverance – Persistent effort despite obstacles.
  88. Perspective – Broad view of issues.
  89. Playfulness – Light-heartedness and fun.
  90. Positivity – Constructive and optimistic attitude.
  91. Practicality – Focus on usefulness and results.
  92. Precision – Accuracy and attention to detail.
  93. Privacy – Right to personal space and data.
  94. Progress – Forward movement and improvement.
  95. Purpose – Sense of meaningful direction.
  96. Quality – High standard of something.
  97. Respect – Esteem for others and their rights.
  98. Responsibility – Obligation to act correctly.
  99. Risk-taking – Willingness to gamble on uncertainty.
  100. Self-awareness – Understanding of oneself.
  101. Self-control – Regulation of impulses and reactions.
  102. Self-discipline – Training oneself for improvement.
  103. Self-expression – Conveying individual thoughts and feelings.
  104. Self-reliance – Dependence on one’s own abilities.
  105. Self-respect – Valuing oneself and one’s dignity.
  106. Service – Helping others without expecting a return.
  107. Simplicity – Valuing ease and straightforwardness.
  108. Sincerity – Being free from pretence or deceit.
  109. Skill – Proficiency in a particular activity.
  110. Solidarity – Unity in a group or cause.
  111. Spirituality – Connection to a higher power or purpose.
  112. Spontaneity – Unplanned and impulsive actions.
  113. Stability – Consistency and reliability.
  114. Stewardship – Responsible management of resources.
  115. Strength – Physical or emotional robustness.
  116. Success – Achievement of goals or objectives.
  117. Support – Providing help or encouragement.
  118. Sustainability – Long-term viability and balance.
  119. Sympathy – Compassion for others’ struggles.
  120. Teamwork – Cooperative effort towards a goal.
  121. Tenacity – Persistent determination.
  122. Tolerance – Acceptance of differing views.
  123. Tradition – Valuing inherited customs and beliefs.
  124. Transparency – Openness in communication and actions.
  125. Trust – Confidence in reliability and truth.
  126. Truth – Conformity to fact or reality.
  127. Understanding – Comprehension and empathy.
  128. Unity – Oneness or harmony.
  129. Valor – Courage in facing danger.
  130. Versatility – Ability to adapt to various tasks.
  131. Vigilance – Alertness to potential problems.
  132. Vision – Long-term planning and foresight.
  133. Vitality – Liveliness and energy.
  134. Warmth – Friendliness and affection.
  135. Wisdom – Sound judgment and insight.
  136. Wonder – Awe and curiosity.
  137. Work Ethic – Valuing hard work and diligence.
  138. Zeal – Passionate enthusiasm for a cause.

How to Use the List of Values

The goal of this values exploration is not just self-discovery, but valued, purposeful living.

The over 130 values in this list can serve as a meaningful tool for self-reflection within a psychedelic-assisted coaching framework. Here are some tips for getting the most out of this values exploration:

  • In preparation sessions before your psilocybin experience, review the list closely and identify 3-5 core values that deeply resonate with you. These will provide focus for your intentions setting.
  • Explore how aligned your current life is with these chosen values across different areas like work, family, friendships, etc. Where is there alignment? Where is there misalignment?
  • During your psilocybin session, feel into your values by tuning into your heart space. How are these values made tangible in your vision for your best life?
  • In integration sessions afterwards, re-evaluate your chosen values. Do they still feel right, or have your priorities shifted?
  • Most importantly, identify concrete action steps you can take to better embody and live by your top values. What changes can you make to align your life purpose with your values?

The goal of this values exploration is not just self-discovery, but valued, purposeful living. With psychedelic-assisted coaching before and after your experience, you can turn your insights into positive life changes that honour your deepest truths.


Lotte and Floris are the two guides for FLO Coaching. We combine our years of coaching & therapy to help people experience a (first) guided psychedelic trip.

We uniquely focus on preparation and integration to provide long-term positive changes in mind and behaviour.

Assistance is provided by Max and Saar, though our dogs haven't yet learned to write for the blog 🐾