My old English school book entitled, “The Dynamics of Language 2” made a very good point. The writer challenged the student to, “Try to stop using words when you think; try to stop thinking completely. You’ll find that both are impossible.”
First of all, the fact that I was eating chocolate at midnight and flipping through my old English school book is proof of my next point.
Words and thoughts constantly run through our minds and some people have multiple layers of thoughts simultaneously.
A few of the reasons that we use words is to:
- Give directions
- Share knowledge
- Convey feelings
- Make requests
Regardless of the reason we use words, not speaking words can be a positive or a negative. For instance, if you are extremely angry, it is probably best if you resist the urge to spout off the ugliest insult you can dream up. Once the words are hanging in the air, you can’t take them back. So in this instance, it is best not to speak the angry words.
Over the past four years, I have written, read, spoke and thought thousands of words. There are times, however, that the only way to obtain peace is to be quiet. When I want to block out all the words that run around my mind all day and all night, I relax and imagine myself in a tranquil moment.
My safe and peaceful scene consists of a small boat in the middle of a lake that is surrounded by forests. Whenever I need to quiet my mind, I imagine myself in the boat, listening to the birds, watching the sun reflect on the water as I smell the crisp morning air. Peace does arrive. Rarely have I been unsuccessful while using this relaxation scene. I do, however, still have “some” words running through my head.
Life is short…really, really short. So if you have something to say, don’t hold back. Use your words to improve your life and to give back to those you love.
Since I’m very tired and somewhat short on words tonight, I am going to share with you some words that are running through my mind as I have been typing…
- I appreciate you all for reading my blog, writing me emails, sharing your thoughts and caring for me.
- I’m so glad I’m on the last leg of my PTSD.
- I have to go to the dentist today to have a filling replaced.
- I really don’t like going to the dentist.
- I’m so tired I may fall out of my chair.
- Friday is only a few more days away.
Oops! Sorry! My head hit the desk because I started to fall asleep.
To wrap this up…Say what you mean, mean what you say and don’t say anything mean.
Yeah, that’s it.