Maura Sweeney podcast Living Happy Inside Out

“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.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Are your inner beliefs in accord with your outward behaviors?

For most of us, there’s a disconnection or, at the very least, a dissonance between the two.

Whether it’s our efforts to fit in or our fears of being rejected, we train ourselves from early on to disregard our private thoughts in favor of projecting an outwardly acceptable persona.

In the process, we negate the way we truly feel and avoid acknowledging our inherently felt beliefs. It takes awareness, emotional intelligence and even courage to bring our inner beliefs to the forefront and make them part of our outward life and behavior.

In the following podcast, I take up the various definitions of the word belief and explore how our inner self recognizes and resonates with our true belief systems. I also discuss some of the ways we ignore, suppress or resist expressing those beliefs.

As always, you’ll hear some of my personal anecdotes about navigating along the path to personal harmony. Specifically, I share the feelings of distress that have arisen for me as I became more aware of the dissonance between my own beliefs and behaviors.

The process of emerging from our inner thoughts and ideas to the outer manifestation of those ideals can be a long and challenging one. However, the result is a harmony that allows us to shine brighter to the world.

As Mahatma Gandhi quotes above, may the process of harmonizing your beliefs and behaviors ultimately bring you to your value-driven destiny!

My personal hope is that you’ll be inspired and empowered to express your truest and happiest self by integrating the dissonant pieces of your life.

Then, listen to Jodi Flynn from Portland, Maine share what makes her happy from the inside out, too.

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Maura Sweeney in Foundations of Happiness

Maura Sweeney is an International Speaker on Influence, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

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Comments (2)

  1. Joan Hunter


    This was very good Maura food for thought but the more I travel in life the more I realize that the more harmonious we become is when we live from our true selves and as you already said that its a journey of discovery of who we really are some of it comes easy and some difficult as it is all tied into what might people think of me if etc etc but I have come to see the only way to live is being true to who i really am and when that is all trashed out and settled is when i’m happiest you have to look in to live out well and who we truely are is God given and it is good , keep the nuggets coming x Joan

    • Reply

      Joan, thanks for the comments. It’s true. We all have our own journey to live out of who we truly are — and sometimes, it’s easier said than done! Glad to hear that you continue to find your own happiness, too, as you travel along the road of self-discovery! Sending some Florida sunshine to your native Ireland.

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