I walk by this quote most days every week. Finally this simple statement is seeping into my consciousness.
It makes sense. How many times have we thought the good thought or affirmation. We may even utter the words with forced conviction. Then it comes to the performance and it's a dud.
Or like the reality shows, they don't have good thoughts, utter the most fake sentiments, and end things in a hostile exchange.
All sorts of scenarios of self-defeating behavior come to fruition if any one of those factors are not in sync. Boy, does it take work and effort to follow through in each crucial component.
I included this video as an extreme example of disharmony of the mind, body and spirit:
A struggle though it might be on some days: Think good thoughts. Speak with kindness and respect. Be a person of good cheer.
Mahatma was one smart cookie!