Apr 7, 2013

34 Alignment – Words, Thoughts & Deeds

[Thinking Out Loud]

Often times many of us speak without thinking giving our mouths free rein to spew toxins without thought, out of a sense of entitlement, misconception of something or the other or an over bloated sense of power without the benefits of applied discretion. As a result many of us hurt others and in so doing ourselves. The same can be said for our behavior and body language.

Sometimes we need to apply precautionary measures to ensure that:

Our words match our actions and are aligned with our intention because what we say can be betrayed by what we do.

We must be mindful that…

Our behavior tells a story as eloquently as our words spoken or unspoken. It can shed a spotlight on our inner thoughts, hurts, beliefs and philosophies for actions speaks louder than words and tells a truth the mouth cannot or will not tell. 

While we are human and likely to falter, it is wisest to …

Cultivate enough self-awareness to ensure that our actions are equivalent to our words, thoughts and deeds.

Unless of course

It is ones explicit intention to deliberately manipulate another. In which case, to do so will mean that one is full comprehension ones intent to deceive and are fully equipped and prepared to deal with whatever consequences one may experience as a result.

Cautionary Note:

Think before you say and do. Do not let your mouth runaway from your head and write a cheque that your ass can’t cash.

34 comments:

  1. Indeed~~*facta non verba ‘worth pondering over is that…We are very much creatures of paradox and variety:creatures of contrast; of light and shade.Our contradictions; those parts of us which seem out of character. We step into the unknown, to struggle and love and do what we will.

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    1. hmmmmmmm......philosophically complex...thanks for sharing

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  2. Fabz,

    In the long run, one’s actions WILL accurately represent one’s actual, fundamental, "core" thoughts, values, and attitudes. There’s probably no way to avoid that. It’s almost chicanery for folks to struggle to interface their respective, superficial images of themselves with the images they hope are expressed for themselves and others day by day and moment by moment. Don’t you agree, my wise yet worldly philosophical friend?

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  3. that is just so true…
    *~* :o) smiles are contagious… :o) so pass one on … :o) soon the whole world will be smiling… :o) *~*

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    1. have optomistic of you. I am smiling now.

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  4. I certainly agree with that. The only false image we can present successfully is a fleeting first impression. After that…your true self shines through like it or not. You can say anything you wish…makes no difference. Thank you for coming to see me. I love meeting new-to-me bloggers.

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  5. Thank you for visiting my site and leaving your encouraged comments that I appreciated very much.
    This entry of yours I think that I totally agree with you, when we said thank you or welcome then gave with warms hugs to other
    the same times. its would be very nice.
    With out action is almost something missing though even a little children if you gave present that they said thank you and gave you big kiss in your cheek. Don’t they? I liked being kissing my cheek from my G- children ha ha ha
    I thought you are nice person because you gave me more bright future for my blogging and you said you can guess or trying to understand my broken english but I cant give you ACTION with thank you ha ha ha
    I hope your days has been a good one,
    Michiko

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    1. Thank you so much, hugs and kisses certainly are precious, you are blessed with the wealth of grandchildren that share their love for you.

      I am glad I can inspire you, keep it going, I will keep on reading.

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  6. I learnt the hard way to always watch and guard my words...except one is looking for trouble when will you talk with out caution.

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    1. Many of us have learnt the hard way, if we are wise we will hold fast to the lessons.

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  7. It is very difficult for ordinary mortals to have the good thought,speech and action work always in unison.Ego is the source of bad thoughts and our speech and action reflect inwardly the bad thought but outwardly may seem different.To kill ego is the way to get the oneness of good thought,speech and action

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    1. Namaste....
      it certainly is a challenge to learn how to speak/behave/react in the right way at the right time for the right reason and circumstance. Yeah ego will throw acid into the mix if we are not mindful.

      very insightful commentary, thank you.

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  8. Words are like little containers. They have power. And you took it to that other level when you folded the power of our actions and their ramifications in the mix. What a complex mix that is. Sigh.

    You said something here that sticks out for me: "Cultivate enough self awareness".

    So many people don't even know that their words and actions are problematic. Cultivation of the awareness of it is a long process. But it is necessary. I myself am constantly working on it. I am making good progress.

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    1. Absolutely the cultivation of self-awareness is a life long process and we are worthy of the effort and rewards from learning such.

      I like you analogy ("words are like containers")

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  9. You must present a unified front. Thoughts, words and deeds should all align or else you are being dishonest in your presentation of yourself to the world. It will always come back and bite you in the end.

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  10. I remember one of the important tenets of Buddhism is "right speech". This is to be mindful, aware and kind in what you say. This is an excellent post!

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    1. Thank you....
      "right speech" hmmmmmm....i like that.

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  11. I need to paste this post on my heart. My mouth can be faster than my brain at times

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    1. Oh you are preaching to the choir trust me. Boy have I learnt to stem the tide of that run away wave.

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    2. Same here sykik. I allow anger get the better part of me.

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    3. the beauty of that sistah "simply" is that you have the awareness and that means the foundation for change has begun.

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  12. True..been there. wasn`t pretty, As Humans we must keep reminding ourselves what we already Know. Look Before U leap.

    Thanks for Sharing.

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    1. hmmmmm.....it often isn't pretty especially if we leap without looking or paying attention to the danger signs

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  14. Very useful information for all. Sometimes it is better to keep the mouth shut so that we can listen more and understand better. Harsh words will create enmity between people. Sometimes we can win an argument and lose a friend in the process.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Joseph

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  15. this is so true. and it cuts across even in relationships as well. wow i just read about you reading about a hundred books last year. that is so good. i am really impressed. www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome, ...
      yes it does cut across all types of relationships.

      thank you

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