Words have a power and energy created in the very saying and writing and even thinking of them.
Words are strong. They are there to express a thought or a feeling.
That is why the words we use in conversation and in our head should be considered with care, spoken with care and written with care.
Mindfulness says that thoughts and feelings that are unkind to our BEing should not be pushed away, but recognised for what they are and then allowed drift away in their own time.
They are just simple thoughts and attached feelings that will pass and they have no magical power over us. We are in control of them.
This is a basic mindfulness practice.
On my journey towards mindfulness, I realised that the practice of doing this will be easier when the words in our head remain gentle.
So – for example. . . I accept what I am thinking and feeling . I won’t deny it or reject it. I accept it for what it is and when it has passed through my consciousness it will be gone.
It won’t exist anymore.
Just like yesterday, it will enter my past.
I will then move from today to tomorrow, remaining aware of what I feel and the words I apply to those thoughts and feelings.
I will attach kind words to my day and be grateful when tomorrow comes .
I will be grateful for the small things.
I will be grateful for the Sun tomorrow morning .
It can be all too easy to take each day and how we live it and what we see and enjoy for granted … Almost expecting them to be.
By choosing the language we live by carefully, we will move from expecting to accepting.
(Expecting – the word itself is heavy with obligation and necessity and that alone casts a shadow on a day that acceptance will not. )
Accept today with gratitude and thanks and today will feel gentler and softer and kinder and warmer.
We expect the sun to rise each day, even if it’s behind clouds. It’s a gift of nature.
Be kind with your words – be kind to yourself and accept each day with gratitude.