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"It Is Not What I Do, It Is What I Say"

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"It is not what I do, it is what I say". These words have come from our mouths or been heard by our ears at moments. They are taken in many ways and said with different word orders also. Yes, again "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". The fact is that they are directed to the same spot.

Generally people watch behaviors to approve what is said. Children watch grown ups and as they grow their accusing skills develop to judge what was said and done. We do have a cloud of witnesses, and everything will have effects.

This hub is not to limit people in their freedom, but to bring the importance of consciousness at the moment of decision. This hub is not to limit people to say what they need to say, but to foment common sense of acting on what is preached.

"It is not what I do, it is what I say"

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Discrimination

Awareness of hypocrisy is beyond the trust of a speaker. We are analytic individuals. We were created as the image of God; we are not little, insignificant creatures. At the same time we are not perfect, but we live different levels of maturity and there we gain knowledge to discern the good from the bad.

Discrimination blinds our capacity of being able to judge the consequences of not following advice. "Look who is talking" will block the good will. This is why discrimination in all means is wrong. That preconception makes us put aside feelings, decisions or thoughts. This is also why we must think before we act. The moment when our words should be taken as truth, we condemn them with our behaviors.

How many examples there are of 'Do as I say, not as I do? The first that I can recall from my childhood and pass it on was one of Aesop's fables: The Boy That Cried Wolf. It is not a children's story, it is for adults to remind us how to educate and expect consequences from our actions.

What we are

Eight stories teaching consequences

TitleAuthorMoral Value

Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

Joel Chandler Harris

Self control

Stand In My Shoes

Bob Sornson Ph.D

Empathy

The Three Wishes

Melissa Blackwell Burke

Wisdom making decisions

Struwwelpeter

Heinrich Hoffmann

Misbehavior in an exaggerated way

Martyrs Mirror

Thieleman J. van Braght

Martyrdom

What If Everybody Did That?

Ellen Javernick

Rationality of the good will

Say Please, Little Bear

Parragon Books

People's feelings

A Bad Case Of Tattle Tongue

Julia Cook

Difference between tattling and telling.

Proverbs 22:6

Proverbs 22

Proverbs 22

Never stop trying

Perhaps we have screwed up. Perhaps our weakness made us do what we shouldn't have, but if we are on the right path now; we need to fight that good battle and keep running the good race until the end. May those who hear our advice, understand that it is not about what any of us did, it is about what God left us written in His Divine Words. James 1:22 says:

"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."

Who will answer the call?

Final advice

To those who judge actions, I may advise to learn how to discern truth from false. Take the good, leave the bad. Nobody else, except Jesus died for our sins and had an approved life.


Blessings to all!


© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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Do as I say, not as I do

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Comments

Maria Ruiz on March 10, 2016:

Stephanie sorry for the delay in answering I just saw your comment and I can't answer as Lastheart. That picture speaks clear and loud to our hearts, but I'm not the owner. Hope you get what your seeking.

Stephanie on January 18, 2016:

Is the picture of the little angel kissing the elderly person in bed available for purchase? We're looking for a picture just like that one for a billboard!

Darlene Matthews on September 24, 2013:

You as well! LOL!

God Bless!

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on September 24, 2013:

Elearn4Life you made my day!!

Internet hugs to you my friend and keep blessed.

Darlene Matthews on September 24, 2013:

Amen to that!

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on September 24, 2013:

Elearn4Life thanks! Yes, you are very true.

God's mercy gives us all a chance to fix whatever we have done. Perhaps we will not get the results wanted but while there is life...there is hope.

Darlene Matthews on September 23, 2013:

Excellent lesson! Sometime we don't realize the impact of our actions in front of children until later or too late.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on May 10, 2013:

Careermommy your career being a mommy has given you wisdom. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on May 10, 2013:

Lastheart, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this hub. I know that from being a mother my kids have held me accountable several times without even knowing it. Great job.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on May 10, 2013:

DuckyDee I fully agree with you. Another thing that I really was emphasizing here is that even though our actions weren't or aren't the best; an advice is an advice. We need to let know to others that we are not perfect, but we are able to know consequences.

Thanks very much!

Dusti Pitman from Washington on May 10, 2013:

Great hub. I have always believed that children learn what they see not what they hear. Knowing that every move you make is being analyzed by one or more of your children can give you the strength to learn obedience to God while you are teaching your children to be obedient. Thanks for Sharing this insight.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on May 10, 2013:

Theater girl thanks for your stop here. I know what you mean being teachers and mothers at the same time.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on May 10, 2013:

DexisView thanks! You are focused and that is the right path.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on May 10, 2013:

Eiddwen Thanks my dear friend.

Jennifer from New Jersey on May 10, 2013:

As a teacher (and mom) I know this very well. Children watch everything that we do! And we teach them with our actions more than with our words.....voted up and sharing!

Dexi from New England on May 10, 2013:

Interesting. Our children watch and learn from everything we do. It doesn't matter how old they are either....they are always watching and we are always teaching. Our behaviors often influence theirs....good and bad. Nice job!

Eiddwen from Wales on May 10, 2013:

A great share and one for me to vote up and share.

Eddy.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on May 08, 2013:

Rolly A Chabot thanks very much. How nice to see you around.

Judgment, discrimination, justice, accusing and all that stuff are subjects that in the school of life we will always be learning about them.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Rolly A Chabot from Alberta Canada on May 08, 2013:

Hi Lastheart... well spoken indeed and such a great lesson here about judging and living.

Funny thing years ago someone once told me when you judge another it may be an indicator that you have the same fault. Over the years that has been proven to be true many times over. It is something I need to check myself on constantly to see if I think and do the same.

Hugs and Blessings from Canada

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on May 05, 2013:

Thanks honey. We have eyes upon us all the time.

Greg Boudonck from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong on May 05, 2013:

We do always need to realize that little eyes are watching and listening. Great hub.

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