What’s too ugly for words and what does it have to do with your personal growth? I’ll give you a hint: It’s got 4 letters and it ain’t very nice. Nope, it’s not your mind, as Frank Zappa once said (more on that shortly). And it’s not a thing. Any ideas? Okay, here’s another hint: Your personal development training begins when you finally quit feeling, thinking and saying this. Still no idea? Oh, okay, I’ll tell ya …
“What is the Ugliest Part of your Body?”
Zappa had a bead on this one. Ugly isn’t an external thing, it’s an inside job that spews and oozes out onto everything it touches – eiww! And when it comes to the ugliest of all inside ugliness, nothing tops Hate. This, my friends, is the nastiest 4-letter-word in the dictionary, in our minds and off our lips.
But here’s what really blows me away … I surround myself with peeps who are into personal development, spiritual growth and healing on all levels. In other words, I don’t have hate-mongers around me. Yet this 4-letter-word seems to linger just the same, like some old, rotting fish.
Out of the Mouths of Babes
… or in this case, peeps into personal growth. I continue to be surprised how much I hear the word ‘Hate’. It’s like an everyday statement that’s supposed to be meaningless. But I disagree. I hear it when my friends say things like:
- “I hate it when …”
- “I hate that [tv show, loud-mouth, new traffic light, politician, hair style, color, you name it …] or
- “Don’t you hate that?!?”
People, why are we doing this?? Now that we know and understand the Law of Attraction, does it make anysense at all to keep this word in our vocabulary?
If you ask me what I really hate, I can’t really give you an answer. Why? Because hating is a great way to block that other 4-letter-word I’d much rather give my attention to: Love.
So I want to invite each of you to try this: Bring awareness to what you’re saying. Are you tossing this word ‘hate’ around like rice at a wedding? Are you using other really strong words like ‘can’t stand’, ‘pisses me off’ etc. for relatively trivial annoyances?
If you are, are you willing to change? Are you willing to take your personal development training to the next level by bringing awareness to your words? I hope so because boy-oh-boy, that other 4-letter-word (LUV) feels so much nicer to spread around!
A friend recently suggested that I switch my oft-spoken ‘no worries’ to ‘it’s all good.’ Awesome suggestion! What other ways can we change old, negative focused sayings like “I hate that’, to positive ones? Leave a comment and share your insights!