Using the Power of Words - Have you ever wondered where all your beliefs, your values, your thoughts, your judgments, assumptions and opinions originated from?
Read the following story which is an example of the Power of Words and how other peoples opinion can shape our lives.
For as long as I can remember my friend Sarah has had a problem with expressing emotion. Ask Sarah how she feels and her stock standard answer would be: "Fine". Because of this Sarah earned herself the nickname of "Sarah Fine".
Now Sarah is an ardent follower of any and all Self-Help, Self-Healing and Self-Improvement Books and Courses. She has read and studied just about any and every book ever written on the subject, be it; How to get rid of Anger, Finding Love, Ten EASY Steps to a Better Life, Improve your Relationships, Find out What you Really Want, Manifesting your Dream, Creating Abundance and these are only in the self-help department. She has also completed a myriad of Self Healing and Self Development Courses like Healing with Crystals, Healing with Color, How to Heal with Angels, Reiki, Be a Better Boss, Improve your Selling Skills, Better Sex in Ten Days, Perfect in Thirty and so the list goes on.
Sarah phoned me the other day with the following words: "Elmarie, I need HELP I feel as if I keep on walking into the same brick wall, none of the books or courses are working for me".
I met Sarah for coffee and instead of the "Sarah Fine" with a smile on her face, the person that walked up to me was devastated, she looked utterly lost. She sat down and before I could say anything she started talking: "I grew up believing that I had the power to make my father angry and to break my mother's heart. I thought that I was supposed to be perfect and that if I was not, I was causing the people I loved great pain. I grew up believing that something was wrong with me because I was human. I grew up believing that I had power over other people's feelings - and they had power over mine. I did the Courses; I read the books and thought it would get better. Nothing has changed, now Mark wants a divorce."
This is but a tiny example of the Power of Words. The way you live your life is directly linked to the way you think and your thoughts are directly linked to your beliefs. Therefore your life is the absolute manifestation of your thoughts, of your perceived understanding of everything you have heard from the moment of your conception.
Think about the words that have affected your life, the power of words, those words that "push your buttons", the words that send you "over the edge", the words that have caused you to be stuck in your limited life.
I personally refer to these words as OPO's (Other Peoples Opinions).
What shape is your life in ...
Are your relationships ...
How is your health . . .
How are your finances . . .
Maybe it is time to look at the OPO's (other peoples opinions) that you have bought into and see if you can find the reason, the pattern.
Step one is to find the following:
The next step is to investigate a little bit further:
You are now ready to rid yourself of the stink of OPO'S (other peoples opinions).
You have now faced these OPO's (other peoples opinions) head on.
You can now change them to what works for you to your MO (my opinion).
"There is nothing but love, anything else is an illusion"
"There is no security in life, only opportunities"
"Focus on what you want, not on what you fear"
"The greatest power a person possesses, is the power to choose"
"Success is the child of Audacity"
"Change is a door that can only be opened from the inside"
"Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself"
"Create your future from your future not your past"
"It's not where you come from that's important; it's where you are going"
"If you want what you have never had, you must do what you've never done"
I would like to thank the authors for their words and their wisdom.
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