Tag Archives: language

Be

A good technique to use when shutting down the “monkey mind” internal monologue is to conjugate the irregular verb “to be”. The uniqueness of that verb blows the mind of grammarians. I climbed down that rabbit-hole yesterday afternoon on a … Continue reading

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Symbolic

Being a highly social species, we humans crave communication. We find it necessary to tell each other about danger and safety. Humans tell one another stories about external events and share reflections about thoughts in our minds. We are curious … Continue reading

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Kind Of

“I kind of think we should consider going to the Moon.” Can you imagine President John F. Kennedy using this sentence in an address to the nation? This is an absurd question, but one worth asking. History remembers Mr. Kennedy’s … Continue reading

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Verbal Neglect

When a word is overused it loses its power. Unfortunately one of the most overused words today is “abuse”. This is not to say that abuse is not a problem. Acts of abuse are far too common in our world. … Continue reading

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Old Words

Yesterday while my friend Andy and I discussed our favorite author, Mark Twain, our conversation wandered into the topic of old and obsolete words. This happened, in part, due to the fact that Twain was a master wordsmith. Much of … Continue reading

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Those Things Called Words

The mind does peculiar things during meditation.  Yesterday my monkey mind veered off onto the subject of words.  Specifically, a visual image of a childhood toy popped into play.  It was a round, red plastic thing about the size of a 33 … Continue reading

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What Is?

When we look at a field of daisies or study storm clouds in the sky, our minds associate the images with meaning. The associations or thoughts come about from memories of our social education or conditioning. The flowers cause us … Continue reading

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