Actions speak louder than words. This popular saying has been bandied about in many different contexts for years. The energy behind words can be intoxicating. Every day people engage in discussions and dialogue where they vehemently defend and support their notions of right and wrong in the midst of various constructs. We like to discuss these various topics and prove our manner of thinking and understanding of the particular topic at hand to be superior to everyone else. As humans, our egocentric nature leads us to believe that we are the sole holders and standard bearers of truth, and in fact, there have been many wars waged in the name of defending our personal truths on an individual, familial, community and national level.

As a person who has been charged with helping to bring about healing to our community, I find that it is essential that we begin to move from discussion of concepts to clear, specific action. This can most effectively be done with self reflection and internal healing. The healing process starts from the inside and moves outward. The specific actions an individual takes to engage and internalize this process will ultimately have long term benefits for the outer circles of family, community, nation and world. Consider the following passage:

“When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.But it, too, seemed immovable.As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.”~ Written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abby

It is better to start with self sooner rather than later. No matter what your values are, a core question that we all must ask is “Do my values and actions align”?If they do not, this is likely the core problem with your ability to accomplish your goals and be successful and happy. We specialize in helping you to overcome this possible dissonance between values and actions, thus creating the life you really desire. I hope you will be willing to engage and join me in this process of creating consistent action for lasting change.