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
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
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
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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