Are you operating in alignment?
Have you ever wondered if you are truly being honest with yourself at any given time, or, even at any time? We all at one point have good intentions, noble ideas that we want to achieve. We see ourselves, because of those intentions and noble ideas, to be a little better than those selfish careless and cruel people out there, who take, take and take some more but never seem to think of giving.
However, if we have been guilty of being conflicted in our thoughts, actions and utterances then we are not operating in alignment. This truth brings to mind 1 Corinthians 13: 1, Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. If we are out of step in any way with our intentions and noble ideas how can we truly implement them? There is no way that we can. If we say we are for peace or we are all about love, but say and do hateful things are we not hypocrites?
Or, consider these words that have been attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, It’s not just words. Action expresses priorities. If we confuse those around us where our message does not match our actions or our thoughts would scare people who think they know it well, then we are out of step with who we think we want to be. We are not only deceiving others, we are deceiving ourselves.
There are times and it is possible to be out of alignment and not realise this, but such ignorance eventually catches up to us. When we realise this truth and do nothing we have decided to continue the deception and become a part of the problem we are trying to be the solution to. There is a reason the saying, the road to hell is filled with good intentions, not just littered, but paved. It is a truth that has survived along with humans throughout the ages. It is certainly not enough to mean well, to have good intentions if we do nothing or if our thoughts, actions and words do not align with those intentions. It is not enough just to say we mean well if we are always putting others in harm’s way, or making the same mistakes over and over.
It is necessary for us to check in every day or even multiple times of the day to see if we are in alignment. To know the weaknesses that may pull us off centre and constantly work towards getting back into alignment.