In this discussion , we’re going to discuss the podcast episode “Poetry Break: The Vocabulary”. You might be wondering why we need to discuss words. This isn’t a spelling bee and I’m not in school. Your vocabulary that you use towards yourself and that you project upon others has infinite power.
Going into vocabulary, we use the negative film as a metaphor for the negative vocabulary terms we use in our lives. How many of us have been called derogatory words by a spouse, family member, friend, employer, coworker, or stranger? How did you react? Most people keep on moving but internally we’re internalizing those words depending on who they came from. Sometimes we don’t even know that we’re internalizing them until we catch ourselves using them towards our own self or projecting them on others.
Are we really who people call us or are we what we answer to? We have a wide range of vocabulary spanning over decades of years and yet we hold onto the negatives like Lionel’s security blanket. We teach ourselves that if we turn it around for self empowerment then we’re doing something positive in this world but are we really? Are we just holding on to our security blanket that’s stamped with a plethora of negative terminology just to soothe the stinging dagger lunged into us?
Truth is, we do not need to internalize those negative, derogatory vocabulary words nor do we need to turn them into something positive. If you teach a snake to be domesticated is it still a snake? Those words are like a Burmese python that you’ve tried to domesticate until eventually it starts to wrap around and attack you and later constricting the life out of you. The ideology that we can make negative good is absurd. It shall never be. You cannot take a negative ion and make it positive without mixing it with something but itself alone will still be negative. You cannot turn salt into sugar no matter how hard you try. You cannot turn shit into sugar. Life doesn’t work like that. Your body defecates for a reason to get the toxins and poisons out of you. A person who has built up toxins will obstruct the colon and will kill you. It is the same method to words.
A mind with toxic vocabulary will overflood the circuit and kill you.Tweet
We have to renew our mind daily by the changing of our thoughts. Words of positive affirmations is key to a healthy life. How do you expect to grow if you keep cursing your mindset? If you continue to coddle your vocabulary instead of expanding them positively you will find yourself an elder person left behind with a security blanket. Who wants to be that person left behind because they’re too negative? Not I!
It can be a challenge to break away from the negative terminology your parents, family, spouse and a host of others have called you. Are those words on your birth certificate? No! They sure as hell won’t be on your death certificate!
We need to understand that in order to expand our self worth we have to change our vocabulary!Tweet
Your self worth starts with the person in the mirror? How do you view yourself? It doesn’t matter how others view you. Their views will not be on any certified documents attached to your name. When they’re dead and gone the only thing that will matter is what you call yourself. What do you call yourself?
In conclusion, Let’s practice positive words of affirmation. In the comments let’s keep it rolling.
Complete the sentence. I am…