The Three Words to Live Without

Photo by Alexander Andrews

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?

Affirmations for HEalth Overrunning Worrying Thoughts

Photo by Ruben Hutabarat 

We all deal with uncertainty differently, but we all find it difficult. Indulging in fear and anxiety invites uncertainty. As challenging as it is, we would benefit greatly from using our imagination and inner talk in a positive way.

Mental scenarios of health can take a lot of focus. How can we imagine a reality where the immediate crisis is unknown? We start with our hopes and prayers. For a long time I doubted prayers, but I now come to understand that prayers are not favors asked, but affirmations.

Take a deep breath. A world awaits to be shaped and everything starts with calm.

The Choice & Timing of Words

The choice & timing of the words we use does more than creating sentences to carry out messages into the world. The timing of the words can show either good intentions or poor planning. Poor planning is a lack of consideration for the reality of the other person, also known as empathy.

Meaning shifts just by taking the sentence from one point of the conversation to another. From speaking up at the right time to speaking up after the fact. Helping others versus clearing your conscience. The message stays the same but our actions speak a different language.