I’ve woke up this morning with one word in my mind. Tranquility. How random is that?
Looking at my closed curtains, the sunlight beyond looks like a gloriously creamy yellow colour (that might have something to do with the curtains themselves, but I’ll go with the sunlight!). I know that it won’t be particularly warm outside, due to the time of the year, but without opening the curtains I can pretend that it is warm, and the middle of summer. And not that I need to be in the middle of summer to feel tranquil. I’m doing that right now.
Tranquility is one of those words that sums up just what it is. In my opinion, it is more than just a word, because it conjures up peaceful, thoughtful and relaxing feelings (which all feel good!) while at the same time I’m magically transported to my mystical place of peace and tranquility and whenever I go there I can allow my imagination to run free. I feel calmer. I feel creative. And I love the view!
Other words that mean more to me than just the word itself include ‘happiness’, ‘positivity’, ‘universe’, and ‘feel good’. There’s loads of them that invoke specific feelings and ‘special places’ within me, and I always try to include at least one of them in whatever I am talking or writing about. Especially in this blog, as it is basically all about me and ways I can help myself (and hopefully others too, if they’d like some help that is!) to feel good – or to feel better.
Sometimes, I think we may be feeling good, but not using the correct words in our general conversations, and that causes a kind of imbalance in ourselves. Maybe not a noticeable change, at first, but the more we use these ‘incorrect’ or not-so-positive words, the more we begin to notice them, and then start to feel them, and then the positivity is eventually replaced with more negative feelings.
Negative feelings themselves are good – if used as an indicator that something needs improving or changing to get us back to the much easier and far better positive feelings. It’s easy to think this way when you see negative thoughts and emotions as being heavy and in a dark place – because they are! Positive thoughts and emotions feel much lighter (in two meanings of the word)… and that analogy in itself adds great power to the phrase ‘Lighten up!’
Another thing about the great power of words I heard about a couple of years ago involved Dr Masaru Emoto, and his experiment to expose water to words (and music and pictures) and photographing the frozen water crystals. The crystals have a different shape depending which word they had been exposed to – some had beautiful symmetric patterns and others were the complete opposite, breaking apart in fact. Just thinking of that highlights the power of words.
I’ve mentioned the fact that the human body is mostly water in my past posts about the Moon, and how the phases of the Moon affect us, but words also have an effect on us too, now in more ways than one!
I don’t mean to over-analyze anything, which is something I tend to do quite a lot, but I do like to feel good. And finding even the smallest way to make me feel better, something that doesn’t take a lot of work, yet has the same effect as say visiting the ocean or countryside, has got to be worth exploring.
Not only do I like to feel good… I love to feel fantastic! There’s power in them words!!!