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Exploring Contradictions in Our Language
Is It Any Wonder We're Confused?
12 Oct 2005

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Our beliefs are full of contradictions.  On the one hand most of us believe that we have the power to affect many of the events in our lives.  On the other hand we have great difficulty understanding and controlling those effects.   A few examples of confusion that results from following collective pathways of thinking:
We generally believe our behavior determines the quality of our relationships, but we don't know how to figure out exactly what behaviors produce which effects.
We believe, and can even substantiate scientifically, that our thoughts influence the state of our health.  But we aren't so clear about how to figure out just which of our thoughts are creating which health results.
We believe that we must be physically active in order to build and maintain our physical well-being and longevity, but we all know glaring contradictions to that.  We also know that our hard working, physically active ancestors lived much shorter lives than our more sedentary selves. 
We believe that good and bad exists and yet we all, continually fail to clearly and correctly identify the
dividing line.  Good things sometimes turn out bad and bad things often turn out good.  We sometimes get what we want and it turns out unsatisfying.
Each contradiction that we continue to support in our everyday language, contributes to disharmony and unnecessary struggle in our experience.  If you're interested in understanding more about the powerful effects of our everyday language, check out the next article called "Language is Key to Everything"

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