'Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.' - Confucius
First, a little bit of general culture.
Shakespeare used in his varied works between 17,000 and 29,000 words (some other sources say 31,534 words that Shakespeare knew and used, plus another 35,000 he knew but didn't use!).
An average person's vocabulary is 4,000 words although 171,476 words are in current use in the English language which has half a millions words, with several sources claiming the “millionth word” milestone recently reached in the English language!
We therefore regularly use only less than 2% of the language!
The way we label our experience immediately changes the sensations produced in our nervous systems.
The words you habitually choose affect how you communicate with yourself and therefore what you experience. By simply changing your habitual vocabulary, you can change how you think, feel and live.
We need to SELECT the words we are going to use; they shape our beliefs and impact our actions.
You can use a different vocabulary to help not only others but also yourself!
So go on and start selecting words that you usually use, some empowering and disempowering ones, some negative and positive ones and brainstorm some new words that you think you could use to either break your pattern or at least lower or strengthen your emotional intensity in some way.
I am feeling angry => I am feeling disenchanted
I am feeling depressed => I am feeling calm before action
i am feeling good => I am feeling fantastic!!
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