“My existence is a clear reflection of my thoughts.”
But I’m aware and for me that’s always the first step toward change (second step? fighting paralysis by analysis).
It has taken a village for me to finally grasp these concepts.
And I’m still learning.
I recently remarked to a friend:
My interview went well. It isn’t my dream job or long-term option, but it went well.
She immediately corrected my word choice.
You don’t know it couldn’t become your dream job (she’s right). You don’t know it couldn’t turn into a long-term option (again, right).
“What I put out into the Universe is what flows back to me.”
This is true for every one of us.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to chaperone a gaggle of middle school students to NYC.
When I wasn’t obsessing over losing my charges to the wilds of Manhattan (!) I forged bonds with other adult-types on the trip.
What’s your problem area?
Hafiz firmly in mind I responded: I don’t have one.
And then, by way of clarity, I followed up with a laugh and added I have absolutely no emotional struggles either! (something thanks to ample togethertime my new-friend already knew not to be true.).
The words you speak become the house you live in.
I continued the conversation and reflected the question back to her.
My friend laughed and said her answer might be shorter if we focused on what she loved about herself. The areas she didn’t perceive to be problems.
I spied an opening to introduce my fave Hafiz quote and seized it.
I informed her that’s exactly why I said I have no problem areas and possess no emotional struggles.
We perceive the world according to language we use to describe it.
The words we choose (I hate my thighs. They’ve always been flabby.) to describe how we perceive our reality (I’m struggling right now.) in turn creates how reality occurs for us.
Here’s where I also need to clarify I’m a realist.
I love the WOO. I concurrently hold no illusion simply making a statement along the lines of: I am thriving in all areas of my life! will spark everything to fall into place.
I do, however, believe the inverse.
Words when not mindfully chosen contain powerful potential to extinguish possibility.
Whether we’re describing problem areas in physiques or challenges we’re experiencing in our lives – –the words we speak influence the lives we lead.
No problem areas. Few challenges. Dream job. Long-term job.
Possibilities not extinguished.
How would you speak differently if you believed each word created a blueprint for the house you live in?