“Your actions speak so loudly, I can not hear what you are saying”.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is synergy?
Synergy is when a collaboration of parts work together to produce a combined result that is much greater than the individual parts themselves could accomplish.
How can we use this idea of synergy to live more purposeful lives?
I like to think that living with synergy, is our main goal during our life time. It is when our highest held *values*, align with our everyday *actions*. To have complete synergy, you are able to live a life 10 times more purposeful, than if you lacked synergistic harmony. This is called living in *Integrity* with your highest self/ideals.
Synergy = Living with Integrity *&* Integrity = Values aligned with Actions
What are your values?
Health, Work, Honesty or Spontaneity? Your set of values shape who you are. But whether you live in integrity with these is the real question. I have been consciously developing my set of values over the last few years and currently some of my highest held values are:
– Living with clean and simple nutrition
– Seeking passion
– Seeking wisdom
– Contribution and Service (Financial and Personal)
– Purposeful money management
– Living well below my means
– Being Grateful and Appreciative
– Honoring close relationships
– Being honest and authentic
Do you act in harmony with your values? Or is there a discrepancy between the two?
This is by far the simplest concept to understand, and the hardest to consistently implement. I am still practicing the art of living in integrity with my values. It is a slow process, but extremely rewarding. The closer my actions have aligned with my values, the less stress I feel. I am much more confident, honest and authentic. There is nothing to hide. How I act should should paint the picture of my values without me saying anything. I find this extremely liberating.
**Practice living with integrity and create synergy**.
So how often do your actions match up with your values? I suggest creating a defining list of what you value the highest in your life. This in itself is extremely liberating. For the first time you will see your most inner, soul defining attributes that are ready to be released into the world. There is no better way to begin drawing out the best in you, than to write down your values and begin practicing living in integrity.
So let’s all practice the art of living with synergy, and create the authentic lives we were born to live.