One of the deepest ways in which we lose control of our personal power is through our language, especially when we deny rather than affirm, we depreciate rather than empower or punish rather than validate ourselves.
Our language is everything; It shapes our reality, reinforces our body image, and reflects how we feel about ourselves. The way we absorb or internalize the words of others and how we speak to ourselves directly affects our body image and self-esteem.
Our language is not separated from our bodies. In fact, the two are intimately connected. Our bodies translate language through mood, health, perception, and disposition.
For example, when we tell ourselves that we are not good enough, that attitude manifests itself subtly in our bodies. We could bend our shoulders or not look others in the eyes. This attitude will probably influence how we dress and maybe even how we take care of our bodies.
In contrast, when we feed our minds with words of trust, we are likely to feel more entitled to share our ideas and to look less at what others do. Our way of dressing will probably reflect our confidence, and we are less likely to compare ourselves to others.
The good news is that we can recover our personal power by using language deliberately and consciously.
Learn to feel better in your body and to love yourself. Ask yourself the following:
- Are you the type of person who is conscious of your actions?
- Do you believe that if you do good, you will also create good karma?
- Have you resigned to the fact that if you treat someone bad, karma will also get you?
You need to be kind to everyone, not only to yourself and those close to you like your family and friends but also to strangers.
Aside from the fact that it is one of the most satisfying things to do, it is also good for getting good karma. Even your thoughts have a way of influencing karma.
Here’s the thing though. One must do this unconditionally without expectations nor attachments of any sort.
One must understand that karma is also a situation that allows us to learn. It’s like an opportunity for us to learn something that will help us grow as a person.
If you have positive thoughts and wish everyone peace, love, and joy, you are most likely to create good karma.
Holding grudges is the opportunity to learn why it’s not a good idea. So eventually we will learn to never hold grudges and if we make mistakes, we just forgive him/her/them/ourselves and move on.
Here are 5 simple ways to cultivate good karma
Life is too short to live with regrets and all the negative things we store inside. It is better to spend time and more focus on the positive things like spreading kindness as it will do great on your overall karma.
Ouch. That’s a big one, right? We all are guilty of the little white lie. Sometimes we don’t stop there though and it ends up snowballing. Next thing you know, you got a big ass lie on your hands and you’re doomed. So just stop. Always always tell the truth, even if it isn’t good and no one wants to hear it. In the end, it’s just a better way to go.
Try being nicer instead of being mean
This one sounds pretty easy. Quit being a bitch. If you want good things to happen to you then you have to actually start being a good person. All good should start with you.
Be kind to strangers
It’s easy to be kind to our friends and family but for some, being kind to a stranger isn’t so easy. We feel awkward or embarrassed. You shouldn’t feel like this. Being kind to a stranger is probably one of the most satisfying things you can do. Not only that, it’s great for the karma.
Think positive thoughts even when it’s almost impossible to do so
You know those times when you just want to wish hateful shit on everyone? Ya don’t do that. Stay positive and wish them only peace and joy and love. Trust me, you’ll feel a whole lot better about yourself.
Your time and energy should all be loving and peaceful. Kind and nurturing. No matter where you are or who you are with. There should always be love in your actions. Yes I know, sounds tough, but try it for a day, and then another day and keep going.