The Ghosts in Our Words
Some words and phrases that make up our values, ideas and basic beliefs are too small because the ghosts of the past are hanging out in our vocabulary.
You probably know the expression “saying one thing and meaning something else”. Most of us like to think of ourselves as honest people and mainly we are. Unless we’re living under the tyranny of someone else’s words or ideas that we haven’t self defined.
When you say phrases like-
“I trust you”
“I’m disappointed ”
“What a shame”
“I’m just getting high”
Or Words like- love, trust, loyalty, God, family.
Ask yourself, whose definition am I really living under?
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As children we see and learn definitions through the behaviors of our parents, teachers, and other adults model. However, certain words and phrases require each of us to self define them or we’ll live under a cloud of misunderstanding ourselves and those around us.
To keep maturing we must live beyond the limits of those words and phrases. That’s how we create next generation wisdom to share with others.
Words and phrases in their best form help us communicate our heart and soul. When we look away from the truth and speak in platitudes and euphemisms, there is a longing for the missing truth that builds up.
What happens to all the hunger for the truth that we can’t quite seem to get to?
The desire for truth will win out and sometimes people act out their need for truth in shocking ways. Many say dis-ease is the expression of truth emerging from a body.
What hunger for truth in you is pushing against your heart inviting you into new and necessarily uncharted territory beyond definition?
Truth often goes beyond our definition of what’s polite, but always clears the ground for more love.
Send us comments on the phrases or words you’re redefining to free yourself so you can speak the truth even more.