I’m regularly conscious of “walking the talk”. I chose to live in integrity but that said it isn’t always that easy. Like everyone I can get caught up in life and what it’s can bring. Also when I say one thing and do another it seems inauthentic to me. Like I say that I have meditated for 25 years yet I know that for the last week I didn’t sit at all. My buttons get pushed like anyone.
So the question is what do I do when I’m challenged? Take my time… stay in the moment. Breathe. I ultimately ask myself what am I frightened of so that I can let it go and then stand in my Truth. I allow the feelings to be what they are so that I can see if they are really true or just my mind working over time. Byron Katie has a wonderful series of questions to ask yourself so that you can shift out of these catabolic thoughts. I believe my reason for being on the planet is to learn to be as unconditionally loving not only to others but to myself as well. Because if we do we learn to set healthy boundaries all around. I also believe that there is no end to what we do and how we live… there is no finish line so what’s the rush?
Take your time… breathe… and know that there’s no rush in an authentic life. Hence what we say and do are 2 very similar actions!
Are you walking your talk?