“Words are, of course,
the most powerful drug
used by mankind."
— Rudyard Kipling
Consider how many times you might have used these words in the last 10 days:
Frustrated, anxious, angry, pissed off, hurt, stressed, impatient, irritated, nervous, overwhelmed, painful, oh shit, stupid ass, terrible, disgusting, lazy, jealous, embarrassed, exhausted, overloaded, okay, cool, happy, pretty good, fair to middlin’, glad.
Now, consider how many times and in how many ways you may have used these words:
marvelous, delightful, extravagant, luscious, inspiring, radiant, gleaming, centered, focused, perfect!, fantastic, fortunate, joyful, unstoppable, superb, amazed, tranquil, magical, yummy, exquisite, brilliant, awesome, fabulous, surprising, wonderful, captivating, enchanting, ravishing, engaging.
Sometimes we want to have the feeling before we’ve had the thought, and the thought most often contains language, or words and phrases, and one of the more important things I’ve learned is that it is the thought that creates the feeling. It is the dog that wags the tail rather than the other way around, and our language has far more power than we think it does. This is especially true on our own outlook.
Changing our words will change our perception.