October 16. 2019
The list of words that trigger responses or reactions seems to grow as the years tick on. Gay used to mean happy, then it became a controlling word to insult someone who was ‘beneath acceptable’. Now, things have changed and it’s ok to use ‘gay’ to signify a human choice of sexuality. Call someone a wrong word, and often expect anger, and who knows how many different words will provoke and trigger a negative reaction.
Even in changing a letter in a word or using just a letter, controls many to react in a negative way. Many even refuse to say God, using the ‘g’ word or ‘g_d. If you tell some Christians that ‘son of god’ is really ‘sun of god’, the reaction is judgmental. Less than 20% of the world’s population speak English. To the rest it’s just a sound that has no meaning. Words are sounds that sometimes have a powerful effect, especially on how they are said and sometimes at a certain moment.
Letting go of attachment to reaction of a word or words is to elevate the consciousness and clear your time of any judgments to another, especially when affected by a personal ‘word trigger’. Your time is precious and any affront registering in your mind trying to crowd out your own personal positive thoughts of yourself is an unwanted vampiring of your energy. Always, you are at the ‘control switch’ of your life’s journey. Why let anyone else have an unsolicited negative input that is not constructive.
Words are sounds that we give meaning to, particularly when elicited with emotion. Words are meaningless if not adaptable to your language understanding, and what meaning you put to them if it’s the same language. When words control you, learn to ask yourself ‘what is the best choice of responses or reactions to give the most positive interpretation. Always consider the source of words and their perceived qualifications to say personal words, be it from love or at the other end of the spectrum that’s negative.
Be a Realist about the Big Things – Life isn’t a movie, you need to have a plan, have an artist’s ambition but an engineer’s mindset. Examine what bothers you, address how to let it go, or if possible, correct it or even position your mind so that whatever it is has little impact. Remember, chances are excellent that who you think you are is a mishmash of others perceived impressions and how you make them a part of you rather than being deep within yourself to see the illusions – one being the fractured or distorted image of yourself. Keep the mind free and open.