Alignment is key
Mahatma Gandhi said, "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." This alignment of thoughts, words, and actions is the true guide into the elevation of Self.
"Say what you'll do, do what you say"
"You are your word"
"Think like a person of action, act like a person of thought"
"Actions speak louder than intentions"
All of these beautiful reminders ring true as they highlight the simple truth that contentment and fulfillment arrives as a result of alignment in your life. There is nothing more uncomfortable, shame-inducing, self-deprecating, than knowing how you want to act, what you want to say, how you want to feel, yet allowing yourself to behave, say, or do the opposite.
Ask yourself what your core values are; what inspires you? What feeds your soul? What fulfills you and creates passion and purpose in your day? How do you want to be remembered, what legacy do you want to leave as you exit every interaction? Now ask yourself, where are you holding back in life? Where in life do your actions oppose your thoughts, or where do your thoughts differ from your actions?
Each day is a new opportunity to set things in motion in any direction you choose. Don't define yourself by who you were yesterday. Don't hold onto past stories as if you are stuck or have no choice in what today becomes. Every day is a chance to restart, reconnect with your purpose, and re-choose how you want to show up in the world. Embrace the energy that you want to be surrounded by and set a few goals for your day to keep that energy top of mind and to get the ball rolling. Hold yourself accountable and reflect on your day to learn, grow, and reset your compass for the new day ahead.
Live with intention every day, allowing yourself to fall while knowing that these stumbles carry your biggest opportunities to grow and learn more about yourself. Love the challenge. Love the process. Love yourself unconditionally.