Use words that make you stronger.
I have been thinking a lot about how to use words to make ourselves stronger. Because when you are strong, you can create the life you want, you can make a plan, you can overcome obstacles and you can manifest your will in the world around you. You can make things happen. You are in the driver’s seat of your life.
So, how to speak in order to create the life we want? I found a quote by Jordan Peterson that answers this question:
“With regards to telling if you are speaking authentically: Listen to yourself talk, as if a stranger was talking. Try not to identify too much with what you are saying. Then, observe. See if what you are saying makes you feel stronger, physically, or weaker. If it makes you feel weaker, stop saying it. Try to reformulate your speech until you can feel the ground under your feet solidifying.
Then practice only saying things that make you strong.
Stop trying to use your speech to get what you want. You don’t necessarily know what you want. Instead, try to articulate what you believe to be true as carefully as possible.
Then, accept the outcome.
Assume that your truth, as lived and spoken, will produce the best possible outcome. It’s an act of faith.
But so is every other way of being.”