Your Challenge Today:

Inspire good actions in others!

By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC


 

Good actions give strength

to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

~ Plato

 


 

Actions speak louder than words!  How many times have you heard that in your life? My mom used to say it all the time, she wanted to see results not hear talk. It sounds a little harsh and honestly I don’t remember a single instance when she said it, I just remember that she did and honestly, I think she is right. When we don’t know what to think about someone or something, it’s important to look at the actions around that person or thing. What is happening?

 

I know a lot of people that are very sweet, charming and pleasant to be around. They always have something nice to say and are careful to be politically correct, polite and generous with their spirit. They are so nice to be around and sometimes I get the feeling that all those pleasantries are not really 100% sincere. I sometimes find it hard to get a handle on what to believe in those times.

 

Then, there are those people you know that are very vivacious, chatty, and fun to be around. Sometimes you might meet one or two that just don’t have a filter – they will say anything that comes to their mind, politically correct or not! You might even wonder what were they thinking when they said that, don’t they realize people have feelings?

 

This is another subject that I find myself going back to ‘balance’. How do we balance our politically correct behavior with our compassionate truth? I do believe it is important to look at our own actions to learn more about our motivation and commitments. We may tell ourselves that we want _______________ (you can fill in the blank). And when we examine our actions, are we doing what we need to do to accomplish that ______________? Do our actions reflect our commitments?

 


 

What can you learn from your own actions?