We also have a specific way of talking to ourselves. Think about your inner dialog. Are you encouraging yourself or are you telling yourself that you will fail, get sick, or aren’t smart enough? Are you using phrases like “I can’t”, “I’m not able to”, or something less suspicious like “Every time I do this, or that, I end up not feeling good”? Negative expectations will get you more negativity. The Law of Cause and Effect works at all times.
The issue is, we are not paying close attention to our words, i.e. thoughts.
Webster’s Dictionary describes a habit as: a usual way of behaving; something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way. We are creatures of habit. We act and talk the way we are used to. Years and years of practicing the ‘norm’, has made us automatons rather than thinking and reasoning individuals.
Since we are individuals we also perceive different words differently. It all depends what they meant to us during our formative years. We have stored the meaning in our sub-conscious and now we are interpreting these words as we see fit. Again, we didn’t take the necessary diligence to analyze where these verbal attacks come from, if we are the culprits.
Words can spread quickly, especially in this day and age with the internet and social media. Words are alive, they are fluid, they influence, they can heal and sooth, but they can also cut into the heart like a razor sharp knife.
So let’s start changing the usage of words to more appropriate ones. For example: We use the word evil, horrific, terrible, etc. when describing someone’s less than good actions. Let’s replace it with the word ignorance. Personally, I rarely use the word evil, but choose it sometimes to denote a great wrong. In reality all evil is only the effect of ignorance and therefore unreal. Ignorance can be destroyed.
By gaining wisdom, we replace ignorance. By gaining wisdom, we are allowing more love to flow into and from our being. By gaining wisdom, we are changing our inner core, reflecting more of who we truly are. Let us choose our words wisely and let us think with a kind heart before we speak.
“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:37