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

Updated on May 8, 2014

"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.

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Eight stories teaching consequences

Title
Author
Moral 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."

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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      Maria Ruiz 

      2 years ago

      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.

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      Stephanie 

      2 years ago

      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!

    • Elearn4Life profile image

      Darlene Matthews 

      5 years ago

      You as well! LOL!

      God Bless!

    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Elearn4Life you made my day!!

      Internet hugs to you my friend and keep blessed.

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      Darlene Matthews 

      5 years ago

      Amen to that!

    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      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.

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      Darlene Matthews 

      5 years ago

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

    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

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

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      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.

    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      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!

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      Dusti Pitman 

      5 years ago from Washington

      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.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

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

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

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

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Eiddwen Thanks my dear friend.

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      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      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!

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      Dexi 

      5 years ago from New England

      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!

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

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

      Eddy.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      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.

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      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

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

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

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      Greg Boudonck 

      5 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

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

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