Perception creates reality and the words we use represent what’s within us. It’s all a fairly straightforward manufacturing system starting with the raw product – the inner self – and finishing with the polished reality we adhere to.
The choice of words when expressing emotions shifts realities. The way Tony Robbins expresses it, words are molds in which we pour what’s within us. We all have a limited number of molds – hate, anger, sadness, under the weather-ness – that we use to express our feelings. An exercise I found useful is:
1. Find top three words that don’t serve you. Those words that, when used, distort your reality in a negative way. The molds that were broken to begin with.
2. Can you think of better words to replace them with? Maybe made-up words?
3. Stick to using the new words for a month
Eg. I feel like crap ->> I feel like creple (from the French crepe – pancake)
The point is making different neuro-connections and not adding weight to negative emotions by labelling them in a way that amplifies them. What are your three words?