The power of the language. Sometimes a simple switch of a few words to describe what we want in our lives can make all the difference. By Madeline Johnson
We all know that a better system of thinking creates better outcomes in our lives. Honestly, if we want more than what we currently have in life, we must change the way we think about everything.
And we must guard our precious minds from even the subtlest of negative thoughts.
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But how about the power of the language you use? Sometimes a simple switch of a few words to describe what we want in our lives can make all the difference.
For example . . .
What you have to do vs what you really want to accomplish?
You want to meet nice friends or do you want to meet interesting, kind and fun friends?
Do you want to travel to new places or plan a wildly adventurous life?
A higher level of thinking + a new vocabulary can lead to a whole, new perspective.
New words to use that pack a powerful punch
Elysian (Greek) [el-ee-zee-an] (adj.)
Beautiful or creative; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect.
Querencia (Spanish) [keh-ren-see-ah] (n.)
A place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self.
Meraki (Greek) [mehr-ah-kee] (v.)
To do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work.
Her paintings were full of meraki, and because of it they were some of the most realistically brilliant pieces he had ever seen.
Eloquence is fluent, forcible, elegant or persuasive speaking. It is primarily the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language, thereby producing conviction or persuasion. The term is also used for writing in a fluent style
Coruscate (Latin) [core-us-skate] (v.)
To reflect brilliantly; to sparkle.
Like… “Her eyes coruscated with such inner beauty that even the stars couldn’t shine brighter than the heart within her.”
Halcyon – Happy, sunny, calm, care-free.
Imbue – To infuse, instill.
Redolent – Fragrant.
Sumptuous –Lush, luxurious.
I am building a list. What are some of your favorite new words and phrases?