I wrote this about a year and a half ago, yet I find the message as important now as ever. So many of us are going through big transitions and how we look at our day and navigate through change has so much to do with what words we tell ourselves. I hope if you read this in 2016 it can still hold meaning and if you have never read this, it might invoke positivity into your day and mind.
Words are powerful. They can ignite us both in positive magical ways and create a downward spiral to unknown depths of darkness all too quickly. I’ve been experimenting with myself, as well as a few of my clients on the concept of words and how they alter our way of thinking and doing. Try this….how do these words make you feel, and what emotions do they evoke:
How do you feel right now? Did it create any feeling one way or the other? My guess is it left you feeling less than stellar. You might have started reading this with a pretty positive mindset, then in 3 short seconds, your vibration went from happy to “down” quickly.
Now read these words…see what emotion they evoke:
Did that lift your spirits? I’m guessing you might have rebounded a little seeing something more “light” enter your mind.
The crazy part is these are just words…they are thoughts that we allow to enter our mind, then ripple into our belief system. Not only do we say these words (one way or the other), but we hear them, read them and repeat them to ourselves. We absorb them unconsciously.
Imagine if the only words you truly allow into your life were those which were summed up in the second category. How fantastic would your day be? Imagine if every time you heard, or read, and thoughtful words from the first column, you quickly drew in the opposing meaning and switched your mindset. How different would your day be?
You go into a meeting with self-doubt, you create the opposite meaning in your heart…” confidence”. You start to do your workout feeling tired, you quickly decide you feel the opposite of “energized”. You start your diet feeling defeated already, you quickly turn your attention towards “determined”. Consider practicing and inviting only the 2nd column into your mind for one day. Pay attention to not only what you hear from others, but what you say to yourself. Play. As one of my favorite teachers says daily…” may your words improve upon the silence”. Let your words improve everything about your day! Enjoy and have fun.
To yours in health and wellness~