“Our own life has to be our message.” I couldn’t agree with Thich Nhat Hanh more.
You’ve heard the saying that actions speak louder than words. Well, in terms of how the process of conscious creation works within the three-dimensional framework of Reality, we create using thoughts, words, and actions. Everything that exists first started as a thought. Whether they were human thoughts or beyond, all began as a single intention.
Next, a thought gets built upon and given more energy and structure by using words. Sound and vibration are considered to be the basis of everything. It’s not just the Abrahamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain texts that speak about sound creating form. Cymatics has proven that to be the case. While words cast spells onto the fabric of reality, they are not the end of the reality creation process.
Actions are the most apparent exercise of creation. It is what solidifies an initial thought and word. If this component is not a part of the trinity of reality creation, it will be an incomplete creation, at least the way we humans create.
If we want to be walking examples of a virtuous, conscious, and evolved human being, we have to reflect that in all that we think, say, and do. At least, as best as we can.
There are many out there who think they’re “woke” or “conscious” yet are really cavalier and careless with the way they think, speak, and act. Being ‘milquetoast woke’ is the most unappealing state to be in, since people will look at you as being either hypocritical or a fraud. This is especially true for people who talk a good talk, but whose actions are not aligned with their message. Their lives are not a reflection of what they are saying or preaching.
So, you want to be conscious and tell others what they should be doing? You should demonstrate a conscious lifestyle, with what you consume and engage with (food, entertainment, friends, products, activities, etc.)
Whatever you may think about Gandhi (he had his faults), he once said something incredibly powerful that resonates to this day: be the change you wish to see in the world.
Turn the lens of awareness inward to shine a light on yourself. Look to see how you can better yourself. Identify the times when what you are thinking, saying, and doing are not lining up perfectly. Where is there discordance? Where is there disharmony?
You want to avoid cognitive dissonance, as that will always generate an underlying anxiety within you. You will have an intuitive feeling that something is chaotic within you. You are not letting your life be your message.
Of course, I’m not saying this is easy, since it requires a great deal of self-awareness all the time. That can be challenging when we are so caught up in the logistics and administrative things we need to do to keep our lives going within the hyper-fast and complex societal matrix. However, what’s important is to have the intention to be fully aligned between our thoughts, words, and actions.
What can help is to identify one major area in which your life is not your message. Hone in on that and work towards bringing that into harmony with the conscious lifestyle you aspire to and what you say you live by. Then, move onto another area, followed by another.
Conscious evolution isn’t a continuously-smooth ride up a mountain. It’s a roller coaster. Sometimes we take a few steps back, and that’s OK. What’s key is to have the will, determination, and intention of always evolving into a better version of ourselves. Soon enough your life will be your message and you will experience total harmony.