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Words are magic - for better or for worse

"Only the hand that erases can write the true thing."

Meister Eckhart

Slut, geek, idiot, asshole, whore, drunk, fatboy, dumb, lazy, slacker, felon - the names that confer identity assault us daily and we come to believe them. They bring to consciousness an identity which can cause great pain and work an evil magic on our life that poisons it and turns it sour if not deadly.

What is in a word? Nothing less than reality. Remember the old saying, "Perception is reality." Our own realities are created from words. Words confer consciousness; they confer meaning; they confer experience. And ignorant, unenlightened fools that we are, we believe them. And they are not true. What they refer to, the pictures they paint, the identities they confer is not who we are. How many people know that?

Be careful of the words you attribute to things and experiences. They are magical because they create a reality for ourselves and others. As the bumper sticker says, "Don't believe everything you think."

Belev_thnk

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This is nice Quote, and thanks for this great article having good content.

Mickey Doshi

Wow, this can help improve the confidence of people who have very low self-esteem. Anyway, where did you get that bumper sticker? I think it would be great for promoting an advocacy. :)

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