Words are immensely powerful.
It’s something that is taken for granted, since most of us speak every day. But consider this idea. Words are vehicles we can ride – in order to manage our perception.
If you tell yourself “This is so hard” or “Gawd, I hate this” – then that is the road on which you are driving. Your (obedient) mind will look for “hard” and it will look for “obstacles” in your way, thus fulfilling the suggestion or instructions you have given to it.
So let’s try something… FUN! instead
One of the words I enjoy using as a “change-up” vehicle in my life is FUN. I like to sing to myself the word “Fun” to a tune like the Camptown Races – Fun fun fun fun fun fun… FUN FUN, FUN FUN. Fun fun fun fun fun fun all the dooh dah day!
It’s silly and no one has to know I’m singing this as I do it internally while I’m standing in line to cash out my purchase, or while waiting for a cab. Somehow my eyes get to twinkling, (sometimes my toes get to dancing) and people respond to that and we have… FUN!
Or I can say FUN like a mantra – FUUUNNNNNN… FUUUNNNNN… FUUNNNNN…
Or sing it to Moon River!
The point is to place your mind in a position to look for Fun, Interesting, Appealing, Smiling, Delightful, Open Stuff. I find that maybe the first few times I sing or chant the FUN word, I might be resistant – because you know, it IS rather silly, and I have important things to do.
But then maybe later on in the day or even the next day I’ve got it wired.
Why not try it? Let me know what comes up for you – Your resistances, and your positive experiences.
I have used this FUN vehicle when I have needed to have a conversation that I was dreading, or when I needed to do a household chore I didn’t want to do. Telling my mind to look for FUN while singing a Broadway tune to myself just crumples my barriers.
Give it a try. It costs you nothing! And… it could change your life a LOT.
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The Power of Words – FUN – MORE!
People sometimes write to me when I tell them about using the “word vehicle” FUN. They say – “That’s very nice, Akaisha, but I have just received a diagnosis” or “I have a medical procedure to go through – how can I have FUN with staring this in the face?”
I do understand.
Singing the word “Fun” to a favorite show tune or saying the word “Fun” throughout the day can be a great reminder that we can break away from fear and stress, even for just a little bit.
I am very excited to share this video with you (hope it comes through) that illustrates this “having Fun” even in the hospital with other patients and nurses.
Take a look! Click on the video image below to enjoy!
Fun is a powerful word. Fun to read about Fun. I will practice Fun more often and I am sure I will reap the benefits of Fun.
One of the best ideas I’ve seen. I will share it with many, and even try to sing some FUN when I can’t sleep. xo
What a great story! Love, love love it! As we talked earlier, words are very important.
What a great story on words AND the video was fantastic. You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing.