Change Your Language, Change Your Life
Have you heard the phrase “pick your poison”? Words can be poison to our souls and livelihood, especially when we do not choose them well. However, depending on what you take from a word will also affect how it affects your life. If you choose to just focus on the negativity, you will receive negativity back from the universe. We are all familiar with the saying, “You are what you eat.” I want to infect you with an even more powerful saying, “You are what you think and say.”
I haven’t always lived with positive intent. Quite frankly, I remember when my life was the total opposite. I lost both my parents to sudden heart attacks before the age of 25. After the second death, I felt I could not go on. I remember sinking into a deep depression. I would sleep all day. I wanted my surroundings to be dark. I would eat until I felt better. Every day I would replay the story over and over again in my head, asking myself, “Why me?” I complained about how horrible my life was. Most times, I rejected invites from my friends because I did not want to be subjected to seeing them with their parents. There was a spirit of sorrow, enviousness, jealousy, and unbearable grief birthing in me.
Little did I know that I was breeding negativity in my mind each time I complained, rehearsed my story, or replayed those horrific events. I never thought I could stop saying, “Why did I have to lose both of my parents before the age of 25?” I was dying on the inside, and I didn’t even realize it. I was speaking defeat over my life and allowing this tragedy to dominate me in a negative way.
In 2010, a girlfriend invited me to create a vision board with her. As I sat down to create the vision board, I didn’t know what to expect. I was sure that if I continued in the manner I had been, the results would not be good. I am not sure I was completely aware of what was happening neurologically while creating, but in retrospect, I know it was divine. I placed words such as peace, love, hope, and freedom alongside my personal goals. I reluctantly hung this board on a wall in my front room. As I passed by it each day, I felt hope and determination grow inside of me. I eventually started to repeat the words that were on my vision board. I used it as a point of reference for the dark and cloudy days. I would repeat my goals and dreams aloud.
Creating my vision board is what defined the pivot in my life. Speaking words of hope, love, peace, freedom, and joy helped me push myself to a place of healing, wholeness, and restoration.
One of the greatest truths in life is that it flows from the inside out. We are affected by what happens inside through our feelings and thoughts. This in turn affects our emotions, the words we speak, and the actions we choose to take.
The language we use shapes our lives. Language plays a very significant role in influencing our life and our spirit. As farfetched as it may sound, our language defines our the quality of our life. And by just changing our language, there is a huge shift that can be made in our lives.
Speak affirmatively about yourself. When you begin to practice this you will be amazed to discover the increased strength you gain emotionally and spiritually: you are shaping the image on the inside to become your higher self. Rising higher is all up to you.
An ancient proverb says, “Whatever you send out comes back to you.” As you go throughout your day – as you are driving, as you are dressing the children, as you are taking a shower, working at your desk or cooking dinner – declare positive spiritually accurate statements about yourself. Abundance is my birthright. I am an overcomer. My steps are ordered. Therefore, I have Infinite Power divinely at work inside of me. I can accomplish all that I set out to do easily and effectively. In Man’s Search for Meaning, author Viktor Frankl suggests that happiness cannot be pursued, it must ensue. It awakens, arises, and appears. Happiness is a superpower.
Life Change Points to Ponde
1) Start your day with verbal intention.
2) Express gratitude.
3) Follow difficult words with action words.
4) Create a personal affirmation.
5) Do the work consistently.
When was the last time you noticed yourself speaking negativity into your life? Write down the words that you used and then write down a positive word to replace it. In addition, come up with 10 positive words that you don’t already use in your everyday communications to yourself or others. Plan on adding them to your daily vocabulary. If you haven’t yet created a vision board, I challenge you today to start one.
If you want to scale the mountain of life with passion and reach the pinnacle of human potential, then take charge of your thoughts and become the CEO of your life. You will develop new patterns of thinking. Changes will start to happen and positive thoughts will start to enter your mind. Act on them immediately and believe in your new reality. The results will change your life.