Have you ever thought about what your own unspoken message may be? When other people meet you, what do they notice, perceive and guess about you? Granted, a lot of what others think of us is coloured by their own experiences and perception, but there is always a grain of truth in the feedback we get. I’m not suggesting you start surveying your friends or obsessing about what others think, but I do believe we should choose our personal labels wisely. We all carry stories, dreams, energy that reads like road signs everywhere we go. Without our realizing it, we’re constantly processing this information and choosing accordingly.
We’ve heard the saying “Actions speak louder than words” and most agree to this time-tested wisdom. Then why do our words hold so much power? If this were true, nice gestures would cancel out hurtful words. The verbally abusive husband should then be able to erase hurts with a guilt-token. Similarly, telling someone “I love you” while betraying them doesn’t hold much significance. There needs to be consistency. Taking pause to get acquainted with our truth is the first step in fulfilling who we are. Expressing it outwardly sets our intent and invites everything and everyone to support our truth, but this alone is not enough. When you define who you are, the assumption is that this is who you wish to be. Therefore, your actions and words should reflect what is important to you, to your story, to your purpose. Once we proudly wear our skin, we may begin to feel charged, newly aware, wonderfully able to see clearly into our own hearts. However, if this knowing isn’t followed by supporting actions, we can begin to lose confidence in our dreams see ourselves as frauds.
So the next question may be, are you in alignment with what is at your center? Most of us are triggered by hypocrites, think of people who claim to be very religious and then act maliciously toward their neighbours; it is not enough to boast about going to church every Sunday if your actions define you differently. We are more able to trust others when the things they tell us are in synch with their behaviour. Likewise, we are better able to trust in ourselves and our journeys when we speak our truth and have the courage to live that way. Our actions need to mirror what we believe in. This is true integrity; approaching each of our lives from a “whole-istic” place.
My hope is that we each take a moment to honour who we are, begin our days with the courage to consciously choose how we’ll take part of this journey.…listen intently to the song in our heart and begin to dance.
- Song of My Heart Algonquin! (algonquinblog.com)
- ‘With a song in my heart for you’. On the lasting joy and bliss of business… why it’s absolutely necessary for your complete and total success. (thosebrowneyes.wordpress.com)
- The Number One Super Secret to Getting What You Want in 2013 (forbes.com)
- 117 inspirational quotes for a prosperous new year (agbeat.com)