Saturday, September 22, 2007

Actions Define Us

Sometimes we can get hung up on what is going on inside us. We fret about issues that we don't want anyone else to know about because they are contrary to what we think is good.

There is a mistaken belief that if we get angry, wish someone would drop dead or have nasty things happen to them that we are therefore bad people. Nothing is further from the truth.

What stands out about human kind is that we have emotions which arise caused by a multitude of different reasons. it is not possible for us not to get angry, upset, fearful, happy, and so on. Nobody is perfect.

It does not matter what we think or feel inside but what we do that defines us. Accept all our feelings as the price of being human but also accept that it is our responsibility to act appropriately in the midst of our sea of emotions.

Actions define us to ourselves and others not our thoughts.

Your thoughts?

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6 conversations:

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Great post and blog!!!


Peter Haslam said...

Thank you JJ :D appreciate your comment

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Yes, I agree with this. I have often thought things that are pretty ugly to someone else if they were to happen. I agree that controlling every thought is not possible. Our actions for the most part, but not out thoughts. Have a great evening. :)

John Kuan said...

A very poignant post. How enlightening.

I was just having a discussion the other regarding the 'Secret' movie by Rhonda Byrne. And although the movie goes about stating how much the Law of Attraction is supposed to help people attract things in their lives - the movie seems to convieniently leave out the ACTION part.

Totally agreeing with your point. Talk is cheap - action does define us.

Random Magus said...

Hi Peter. I was so confused about this issue and posted about the question of actions and intentions and got a lot of wonderful answers. I came to the conclusion that it is our actions that make up a major part of our definition. But I still feel that our intentions do define us in our eyes, ie, when I'm doing something 'good' but it is with intentions that are not all that pure, than the action I do might define me to others in one way but I myself will know the truth of that action.

Peter Haslam said...

Agreed Sandee
Yes john it is the missing ingredient
Intentions Random Magus give us a path but do not prevent obstacles from our emotions from hiding the path with fog
Thank you all :)