The Harmony of Our Thoughts, Words and Actions


Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony” 

– Gandhi    

What Gandhi says so simply is so very wise. When what we think, what we say and what we do are all the same, then there is incredible harmony in our life.

Of course this is easier said then done. There are many instances in a day where we are thinking one thing and saying or doing another thing. The reasons that we do this vary, we may think something, yet not say what we are thinking because our thought is inappropriate for the audience that we have, our thought is not “politically correct”, or our thought is “hell no, I don’t want to do that”, however we don’t desire the consequences of expressing that thought so we do something that is not in harmony with our thought.

This makes me think of the old “Alley Mcbeal” show, where you would see what the main character was thinking and what she really wanted to say or do versus what she said or did in reality. I believe that many of us have had moments like this. I remember when I was a young child, “Mad” magazine had a recurring comic where you would see two people talking nicely to each other, however, their shadows were showing what they really wanted to be saying or doing.

Although not actually saying or doing what we are actually thinking is sometimes a matter of social survival, it no the less creates disharmony within our life.

Conversely when we are in a state of flow, a state where our thoughts, words and actions are all aligned than we experience a surge of energy, we feel in harmony with the Universe, we feel great about ourselves, and we are more efficient and more productive.

When we are spirit-centric, our thoughts come from a place of love, therefore are words and actions come from a place of love, they come from spirit which is love.

As in all things that we do to grow as we trek through our journey, we must increase our awareness. One way to become aware of  are harmony or disharmony in relation to our thoughts, words and actions is to become the observer and listen and watch our self. When we watch and listen to ourselves, we will take note of times when our words or actions do not feel good, we will take note of how what we are saying and doing is not aligned with what we are thinking or we may find that our words and actions are aligned with our thinking and that our thought is the at the root of why we said or did something that was manifested by ego rather than spirit.

When we our thoughts, words and actions are not in harmony, the disharmony that we feel has many effects on us that go beyond emotions. When we are in a state of disharmony we often tend to manifest physical ailments, such as headaches, digestive problems, etc.

We are mean and unkind in our words and actions when our thoughts are mean or unkind. When our thoughts are loving then everything we do and say is loving.

Consider what you do and say today. Ask yourself, “are my words and actions aligned with my thoughts?”, if my words/actions are mean spirited or unkind, then what thoughts do I need to change to have a positive impact on my words and actions.