Why do we get stressed out? Why do we have mental disorders? Why do we have guilt, shame, etc. It’s because we are not aligned within our being.
I’m excited to introduce a new series to the show called Complete Alignment. This series is an eight part series that will dive into various aspects of our humanity. The key to eliminate stress, pain, and difficulty from your experiences is to aim for complete alignment.
Are you ready to replace these things with happiness, peace, and goodness? Good.
In this episode
- What is complete alignment and how it is the key to inner peace
- The famous and powerful quote by Mahatma Gandhi
- How understanding cognitive dissonance can empower you
- How you can identify misalignment in your own life
Quote by Mahatma Gandhi from book Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Book of Eastern Wisdom
Cognitive Dissonance Theory by Leon Festinger
A powerful quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.
When any of these things — beliefs, thoughts, words, actions, habits, values, and destiny are aligned we have peace within our lives. When they are not we have pain and turmoil. Physiologist Leon Festinger calls that pain and turmoil cognitive dissonance.
Someone with cognitive dissonance has internal inconsistency. Their thoughts and actions don’t align. Or they may have conflicts with thoughts and beliefs. Or take any of the core pieces of Gandhi’s quote and pair it with another. It’s when these don’t line up.
Complete alignment is the opposite of cognitive dissonance. With complete alignment you are aiming for peace. With cognitive dissonance you get stress. Choose peace.
Action steps to eliminate stress
Ask yourself — Is anything in my life hard, difficult, stressful?
If you answered “yes” then you may have cognitive dissonance.
Next, try to find the misalignment. It’s okay if you cannot find the misalignment right away, it usually takes time. Sometimes it’s good to meet with someone else to get help in finding the misalignment. Samuel is a life coach and can help with this. If you are interested in coaching, fill out the form below.
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Samuel Hatton is the full-time marketing guy at Endsight – San Francisco Bay Area’s premium locally sourced computer technology support. He’s a multi-talented creative, natural encourager, and is full of courageous ideas.
Weston Pokorny is a free-lance business technology consultant. People call him when they are faced with major projects they just can't get organized around. He's a master organizer, people connector, and is full of courageous compassion.
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