Cryptic, clear, decisive, antagonising, illuminating, happy, loving, caring, tormenting, rude, degrading, false, open,confused,irritating,bland,exciting,colourful,artful,crafted,free
These are just some of the ‘types of language that we use.
The language that we use both written & verbal places us “on show” & determines responses from others (& ourselves).
Is it just me or is the temperature rising? I’m not talking ‘global warming” here, I’m talking language.
In recent times, I have noticed the heat being turned up both locally & globally. The language is becoming more intense.
When the heat rises so does the negativity, it seems to me, …….time for a cooler head.
- Friction causes heat.
- Friction between parties cause heated language.
- Easing the friction, eases the heat, eases the negativity.
So how? A Cool head thought….maybe consider the other’s point of view instead of asserting yourself to be “in the right” and acting accordingly?
That’s the main reason for language friction in my opinion i.e Someone has to be right & the other has to be wrong. It doesn’t make sense but hey, that’s conflict. There are other reasons of course. That can be debated at some other time. It’s not my intent to labour on that now.
Internal friction(heat causing) distorts the language used, both to ourselves & to others.
I need to take a step back for a moment & review this epiphany…….wow
In other words, conflicting thoughts, irrational thoughts (both causes of internal friction), may cause “your heat” to rise. Now you don’t want to internally combust, do you?
When you “heat up”, negative thoughts come to the surface. Your ”language” skews & this has a flow on effect to the language you use to others. It doesn’t serve you well.
A Cool head thought…take a deep breath, exhale the negativity. Pause, calm down, allow your positive thoughts to percolate & come to the forefront of your thought stream. That’s a good start. When you feel calm(er) then continue your “conversation”. I hope you get my drift.
You cannot operate effectively when your thoughts & language overheat. We see that on the global stage daily. No doubt you see a lot of this locally as well. I tune out to most of this(TV News), that’s my way of handling/ignoring this issue (poor excuse I know). However I am not running away from this….
It still annoys me how people can (miss)treat others via the language that they use. Far greater progress would be made by acknowledging each other’s points of view & working collaboratively to solve our world’s great issues.Not by spending time & energy asserting themselves to be “right”.
Now, enough of the rant. Back to the all important you…….
Remember to mind your language, keep a cool head not a hot one.
This goes for the language that you use to yourself and to others. It is vitally important that your “internal language” is positive. Allows you to grow and have a positive effect on others.
What do you think about the language used in today’s world?
Are you speaking to yourself in a positive way?
Please share your thoughts.
be good to yourselves
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