Are You Using a Dark Vocabulary?

Be mindful of the power of the words that you use to describe yourself or to even use while thinking about yourself.  Those words, that vocabulary, has the power to shape you.  Caroline Myss reminds us of that power when she says:

In order to maintain a wound, in order to maintain an image, a dark image, you have to maintain a dark vocabulary. You have to haunt yourself, in other words.  You have to have a dark vocabulary . . . . constantly retelling haunting tales to yourself or about somebody.

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The Power of Narrative

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The power others’ stories have over you has been researched at Emory University.  

“The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,” Berns says. “We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically.”

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140103204428.htm#.Usl6ATDIZ1M.blogger

 

 

Who Holds the Power of Your Story?

The great events of world history are, at bottom, profoundly unimportant. In the last analysis the essential thing is the life of the individual. This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations take place. And the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately springs as a gigantic summation from these hidden sources. In our most private and most subjective lives, we are not only the passive witnesses of our age, and its sufferers, but also its makers. We make our own epoch.         Carl Jung