You are what you Speak

I’ve made it a point to become mindful of the words I use – both spoken and silent – and it’s almost scary how much negativity goes on up there. In my post The Voices in my Head, I explored some of these thoughts a bit more, but today I’m focussing on how to manage them. You see, they can be changed. They’re like a class full of children – all wanting attention, all wanting to be heard, all wanting to be on top. And sometimes, that’s just too much for our super-ego to handle. Instead of allowing them to get louder and more obnoxious as time goes on, I do my best to combat them – see that? Instead of saying “try”, I said “do my best”. Instead of saying “should”, I say “will”, and when the voices tell me I can’t, or I’m not good enough I say, “No, that’s not right. I’m wonderful.” Because I am. And you are. And the more we feel that in our hearts, the more wonderfulness will shine out of us like sunbeams, and the whole world will be a better place. Because we’re wonderful xx

8 thoughts on “You are what you Speak

  1. I believe in the power of positive thinking and visualisation. It’s a difficult belief system sometimes; it’sas if the more positive the thought, the more the negative thoughts scream and yell like hecklers at a performance. You have a choice to continue amidst the boos and the hisses or just give in to them. Great post as always, Zee.

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    1. Cheers, Ben. What I’ve found most empowering is not just looking on the ‘bright side’, but really changing the way that I look at life; managing myself, not just shunning negative thinking. It takes time but I’ve already felt a difference.

      I’m a big believer in visualisation as well, and I utilise visualisation to deal with my anxiety issues.

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    1. It’s just so easy for something that has become a habit to feel as if it is ‘natural’ – as opposed to a way of thinking we have become used to.

      It is only once we begin making small changes that we realise how much power we have over our habits of mind.

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    1. Thanks for the link, Susan! I’ve been using a site called Moodscope to help me become more aware of my ups and downs so I can manage them. There certainly are some good tools out there.

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