The Thursday Thesis - 21/12/2017
And with a word, it came to pass...
Just like in fairytales, words are truly magical.
Though nobody knows for sure where it came from, the magic word “Abracadabra” has been around for a very long time – at least since the Second Century. The frontrunners for its origins are the Hebrew "I will create as I speak" and the Aramaic "I create like the word". Whichever one of these you prefer, the underlying principle is this – words create the world.
When I’m teaching my guitar students, working with my coaching clients, negotiating with someone in a business deal or just talking with a friend, I’m listening closely; not just to the meaning they are putting across to me, but to words they are saying.
Why would I pay close attention to the actual words?
Because the words we use are a map of our thoughts and the way we think about the world. It’s amazing to think that whatever you or I choose to say is going to declare our whole philosophy and way of being to anyone who is really listening.
Say “Life is hard”, and guess what?
What if you said “Life is an endless dance”?
Or perhaps “Life is a game, and I’m enjoying playing”?
Do each of those phrases give you a clue as to how the person speaking them lives on the inside?
Here’s the good news – it doesn’t matter whether you select the words first or develop the mindset which generates the words first. It’s a circular process, so you can begin anywhere.
Today’s fun game is to begin to notice how you say what you think you’re saying. What words do you use when someone says “hello” and asks how you’re doing.
One of my dearest friends always responds that she’s “plodding on”...
What if she said “I’m awesome today; thanks for asking”?
That’s a whole different vibe isn’t it?
Is my friend going to feel differently when she tells the world that she’s awesome, rather than plodding on?
We each create our own version of reality, because there is only our interpretation of external events – all of which we filter through our own prejudices and preconceptions. What I’m suggesting here is that we all notice – through our words – what our filters might be and how we might enjoy tweaking them for more fun, success, happiness, closeness, wealth, or anything else we’d care to have more of.
So, how are you doing today?
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