1. Express yourself through your Being rather than words
We are most effective in “getting others to understand us” when we walk the talk and live our truth. It is of no use to preach peace while angrily making someone else wrong. Far better to do what it takes to be at peace with yourself. Challenge yourself, every time you want to make someone wrong, to make yourself right… for you, according to your desired standards instead. As Gandhi so wisely said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
2. Express yourself through actions that are consistent with your ideals
If you want to be known as someone kind, be kind. If you want to be known as someone honest be honest with yourself. If you want to be known as someone sweet, be sweet, but most of all do these things while being authentic.
Sometimes you’re not going to feel sweet. You can sweetly let people know you’re upset, tired, or not able to help. You can honestly let people down with loving kindness. You can express even the tough stuff in a way that matches the ideals you wish to embody. Look for role models. Read articles Online by people you admire. Most powerfully of all, drop into your heart and ask yourself, “How would the ideal version of myself act?” Come from that place of inner guidance.
3. Express love every chance you get
Love is the highest expression of all. Wake up and thank your sheets. Appreciate your shower. Love your breakfast. Compliment people around you when they do something you admire. Thank your car for its service. An expression of love ripples good vibrations out into the cosmos.
By Ann Albers – www.visionsofheaven.com