Change Your Language, Change Your Universe

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Change Your Language, Change Your Universe

Posted 01 Apr 2019

Emotional Health

Carol Talbot

Change Your Language, Change Your Universe

Perhaps you are driving to the office or taking the dog for a walk and out of the blue, a new thought comes into your mind. Whether it’s what to have for dinner, where to go on holiday or a long lost friend, where do your thoughts come from?

Every single second of the day it’s estimated that you receive two million bits of information streaming in to your nervous system through your eyes and ears and through the senses of touch, smell and taste. Your senses take in whatever you experience that you think is outside of you. Your thoughts are directed by what you sense and feel and the energy that gives rise to a certain thought can come from a multitude of different sources including society and the environment around you, advertising, the state of the economy, politics, religion and of course, the latest news stories in the media.  And the media thrives on negativity! This is what you are feeding your mind.

Even worse, if you’re bothered and upset by what you’ve seen, heard or experienced, then chances are you are going to be running the same thought pattern over and over again.

It’s time to STOP… and consider what you are watching, hearing and reading on a regular basis. 

Are you addicted to a particular TV soap or series? Do you watch a particular movie genre?  It’s surprising how quickly the characters show up as a topic for discussion with friends and family. 

According to research, the average thought lasts between 6 – 10 seconds so if you are repeatedly feeding your mind with negative images and sounds, then you are going to be trapped in a downward spiral.

Actually, a lot of intelligent marketing and branding done today depends on understanding how to influence thoughts through conditioned response. How does conditioned response work? Well, if you use an alarm clock to wake up in the morning, the alarm is the trigger and the conditioned response is to get up… or hit the snooze button! If you see a red traffic light, the red light is the trigger and the conditioned response is to stop. When it comes to marketing and advertising, whether it be the big banks, pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions or the government-we are being bombarded with the same messages repeatedly from these organizations and institutions creating a conditioned response in us.

The good news is that you do exert some power over your thoughts. 

Your language has a direct connection with your thoughts. The words that come out of your mouth don’t happen by accident.  They have a direct relationship with the thoughts that are going through your mind at any point in time which is dependent on what you choose to pay attention to. The thought is actually used to generate the language that comes out of your mouth.  As your actions are all primarily unconscious, it can sometimes be extremely revealing, to listen to your language and realize what thoughts you are running on a regular basis. You can then change what information you choose to pay attention to. 

Indeed, you have the ability and the power to change the language you use every day to label people, events, situations, and circumstances in your life.  As soon as the label changes, your experience and the perception of the person, the event, the situation or the circumstance also changes.

So quite simply, when you change your language, you change your thoughts and vice versa.   What you will discover is that when you change your language, you begin to change your universe.

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Derek says:

1 day 18 hours ago
Reads like common sense, but not so easy to apply and live by.

Carol_Talbot says:

1 day 15 hours ago
Indeed! So start listening to the language you and others use on a regularly basis - an article I read stated we use the same 100 words on a regular basis!

Paul says:

2 months 2 weeks ago
Agree with this. I started this journey almost a decade ago after some unfortunate events in my life, and while it hasn't always been easy, its definitely helped me to reach a place of peace and happiness in how I view the world and react to situations in my life. Cheers

Carol_Talbot says:

2 months 1 day ago
Hello Paul - thanks for sharing.

Celestine says:

2 months 2 weeks ago
Dear Carol, we receive many different types of information about what to focus on as we all try and find our own paths to happiness. Relationships, diet, exercise, career, material gain, etc. If we focused primarily on ensuring our thoughts and language were positive, do you feel like this makes up a big portion of the 'finding happiness' equation?

Carol_Talbot says:

2 months 1 day ago
Hello Celestine and thank you for your comments. I agree, there is a lot of information on what to do, who to be and how to 'be, do and have,' and I believe one size does not fit all. It's about finding what resonates with you. That said, your thoughts are SO IMPORTANT in terms of your reality in this physical realm. Everything we see around had first to exist as a thought in some human mind. Thought therefore is constructive. Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue, parts of the brain, nerve or muscle. This produces an actual physical change in the construction of tissue, therefore it is only necessary to have a certain number of thoughts on a given subject in order to bring about change. Our thoughts can bring about negative conditions just as readily as favorable conditions.

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