Words help us to communicate, express and create. We can create poems and stories from them, but we also create our view and experience with them.
What words do you use regularly? Can you see how they are connected to how you feel? What if you changed your words or told a different story? How would your life change?
When I began paying more attention to the words I use, I realized that I used "but" a lot. As in, "I think that's a good idea, but..." It showed me that I have a tendency to go to the negative. It also showed me that I want to see both sides, which isn't a bad thing. What would happen if I tried a different way of saying or writing my thoughts? What if I used "and" many times so I could bring into view more possibilities both positive and negative?
Though I’ve spent years paying attention to words and language, it’s only in the past half dozen or so years that I’ve looked deeply into the words I use on a regular basis. It’s a great way to get to know yourself better. It can help you consciously create the life you actually want to live.
Words are powerful and they are magic. The more conscious we are of the ones we use and how we use them, the better our lives will be. And I believe the better our world will be.
Learning to Live