The words we choose to describe a situation powerfully frame our experience of that situation. Words can either sting or sooth. One can be happy because thorn bushes have roses or sad because rose bushes have thorns. Same reality, two frames. One of my favorite words for situations that others might describe as disastrous is “interesting”. It covers a multitude of sins and allows me to take the negative emotion of situation and approach it more calmly.
“Our greatest enemy is often our unguided thoughts.” – Buddha
“If we understood their power, we would never think a negative thought.” – Peace Pilgrim
“Stress is not an event but rather a learned reaction to an event. Frame it differently and it can become interesting energy.” – Nathan S. Collier
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor E. Frankl, 1905-1997
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier