Thoughts, Words, & Actions: True Alignment
For most of my 28 years of living my thoughts and words aligned. Plenty of times thoughts didn’t align with words but I did improve upon that with the pain it caused.
The greatest darkness I ever faced (and will face) was when my actions didn’t align with my thoughts and words.
I was 50–50.
Without alignment of thought, word, and action I became a liar.
I knew it too. It caused depression and suicidal thoughts. Daily, it caused anxiety and stress.
Because I knew I wasn’t living in alignment. This crushed me every day my actions didn’t align.
And the other 50 percent I was flying high.
But why did it take me so long to understand the lesson life was teaching me?
Life will give you a lesson until you learn it.
I don’t know the answer. But I do know that I obviously didn’t learn the lesson and it needed to be repeated until I was trained well in this practice of alignment.
The gratitude I have for those dark times of mis-alignment are ineffable.
No amount of explanation could do it justice. It’s an experience; like skydiving (I could imagine) that needs to be felt.
We are all the same.
We pretend we are different and do this in a variety of ways.
Professional sports teams.
It’s not “bad” to enjoy different things but that doesn’t make us different.
We all appreciate being acknowledged.
We all think all day long.
We all speak.
We all act.
But do we align all of these every day?
Life is simple but not easy. It’s a cliche but it’s the truth. Argue it but your time would be better spent practicing aligning thought, word, and action and talking to me in a month.
Your life will transform. Mine has.
I am the king of failing. But my definition of failing is learning. I love learning.
If I can do it anyone can. Ask anyone close to me how hard I allowed depression to hit me. They will tell you I had a bunch of up’s and down’s.
It was my own doing. So was getting out of it.
No, I’m not saying I don’t need anybody and that nobody has ever helped me.
I am saying that I dug myself into the hole and only by myself would I be able to get out of the dark to reach the surface once again. This process taught me many things. Mainly the following:
We are stronger, more powerful, more courageous, and have more perseverance than we could ever imagine. The key is to act like this every day.
It takes practice and consistency. Luckily, those two things go hand in hand.
Every thing is practice.
If something is important do it every day.
Do you really believe you are destined to be average?
Do you really believe you have nothing to offer to the world?
Do you really believe you aren’t capable of changing the world one tiny moment at a time?
I challenge you think, speak, and most important ACT like you can change the world.
Because something funny starts to happen; you start to change the world.