Word Therapy

 Improve Your Mood and Help Your Doctor Help You

Required Legal Notice: Please note that this benefit is meant to be employed to deal with minor, short-term emotions, such as a bad mood. It is not intended to be used as a substitution for treatment of serious conditions, such as depression. If you are suffering from such a condition, seek out professional help.

Let’s start with this old saying: “The same as words can kill, they can heal as well!” Your favorite words can help you deal with mood swings, frustrations, and even depression. Simply go through the list of your favorite words, stop by each word, and think about it. You’ll feel better in a matter of minutes!

Here is how you can do it exactly, an exercise:

Pick any word from your list. Close your eyes. Say it to yourself. Say it several times. Do you like how it sounds? Now, look at it and think about it. How does it make you feel? What does it make you think about? What does it mean to you? Let your imagination flow… Pick the next word and repeat! Keep going until you feel awesome!

Now this is how it works inside our mind: Besides the knowledge on spelling and meaning of words, our mind has a special association with every familiar word. This association is both spiritual and physical. Thus, whenever our mind meets a word, it brings up those associations. With favorite words, the associations are always positive and thus they have a strong, helpful effect on us.

Most psychotherapists would agree words often have a better effect than pills. Some psychological issues can’t, in fact, be resolved with medical efforts; only words can help. There is a special type of medical treatment called hypnotherapy done solely through the power of words. Using words, a specialist changes the state of mind of the patient, which opens new opportunities for treatments.

Hypnosis is one of the grandest proofs of the power of words. Using words professionally, a person can lull someone to sleep and then manipulate his mind, even give orders that will be followed. Hypnosis is widely used to help people understand the reasons behind their deepest psychological issues.

Dale Carnegie mentions an interesting experiment in his book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Publisher: Pocket Books, 1990, first printed in Great Britain in 1948.) In it, famous British psychiatrist, J. A. Hadfield asks three men to submit themselves to test the effect of mental suggestion on their strength, which was measured by gripping a dynamometer. He told them to grip the dynamometer with all their might. He had them do this under three different sets of conditions. When he tested them under normal waking conditions, their average grip was 101 pounds. When he tested them after he had hypnotized them and told them that they were very weak, they could grip only 29 pounds—less than a third of their normal strength. (One of these men was a prize fighter, and when he was told under hypnosis that he was weak, he remarked that his arm felt “tiny, just like a baby’s.”) When Captain Hadfield then tested these men a third time, telling them under hypnosis they were very strong, they were able to grip an average of 142 pounds. When their minds were filled with positive thoughts of strength, they increased their actual physical powers almost fifty per cent.

“Such is the incredible power of our mental attitude,” Carnegie writes. “As a result of many years spent in teaching adults, I know men and women can banish worry, fear, and various kind of illness, can transform their lives by changing their thoughts. I know! I know!! I know!!! I have seen such incredible transformations performed hundreds of times. I have seen them so often that I no longer wonder at them.”

Your attitude toward life defines your way of thinking, which in turn is responsible for your behavior and your achievements. Various research has shown that with positive thinking people are able to achieve more, feel better, and live longer.

In a study ran by Toshihiko Maruta, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology (Rochester, Minnesota), which appears in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, patients were given a personality test to assess their levels of optimism and pessimism. Researchers measured their progress over 30 years and found that optimists lived longer-than-average for their age and gender, while pessimists had a shorter-than-average lifespan. Researchers found that optimism strengthens the immune system and helps people adopt healthier lifestyles: optimists feel better about themselves and take better care of themselves. Pessimists confirm their fears by having higher blood pressure, more anxiety, and depression.

Here is a nice story about positive approach you will love:

    One king had a close childhood friend. This friend had a weird habit: in any situation, positive or negative, he always concluded it with the words: “This is good!”
    Once, they went hunting. The king’s friend was preparing rifles for the king as usual, but this time he didn’t do a good job. When the king fired the rifle, it backfired, blasting off his thumb, and the blood flowed as if from a fountain. The friend concluded as always, though: “This is good!”
    “No! This is NOT good!” shouted the king and ordered his guards to put his friend in prison.
    One year later, when the king was hunting in faraway lands, he and his people were captured by a local tribe of cannibals. That evening, they prepared everything to cook and eat the new victims. They tied the king and his companions to the logs. When they began a fire, they noticed that the king was missing one of his thumbs. Because of their superstitious beliefs, they didn’t eat people with bodily defects, so they freed the king.
    When he came back home all alone, tired and angry, he remembered that he lost his thumb because of his friend, who was still in prison. He felt sorry and thankful and let his friend out.
    “You were right,” the king said to his friend. “It WAS good that I lost my thumb. Otherwise, I’d have been eaten by cannibals by now. I am sorry I put you in jail; it was bad on my part.”
    “No, no, it was good!” responded the friend.
    “Why? You were imprisoned for one year. Why is it good?”
    “If I weren’t here, I would have been there with you,” laughed the king’s friend. “And since I have all my fingers in place, they would have eaten me. But I am alive and out from the jail now. So, this is good!”

And here is another funny story on the power of optimism:

    There were twin sons in a family; one very optimistic, while the other very pessimistic. The parents wanted both of their sons to just be normal.
    When the boys’ birthday rolled around, the parents decided to test the reactions of their sons by giving something really good to the pessimistic one and something very bad to the optimistic one. After a lot of thinking and planning, they presented the pessimist with an expensive wooden-horse toy that all kids were dreaming about. Meanwhile, the optimist got nothing less than a pile of crap—a real one.
    The kids came to get their gifts. The pessimist saw the wooden horse and started crying.
    “My horse is not alive; it’s a dead horse! I don’t want a dead horse!”
    “And my horse is alive, it did its thing and ran somewhere, I’ll go find it!” shouted the optimistic boy as he happily ran outside to play.

When you are positive and optimistic, nothing will break you!

Accompany your positive attitude with specific steps to overcome barriers to success. Positive thinking and imagination are great tools, and when you have a good, solid, and reasonable action plan, they work even better.

A method of favorite words uses the power of positive thinking to help you improve your current mood and your spirit in general. Seeing positive sides of everything and expecting positive outcomes from anything will help us live a happier, better life. It isn’t easy, though, and that’s why you need some triggers to keep yourself positive. Favorite words can serve as these triggers; they are your helpers for positive thinking, they guide you in the right direction. You think about the words in your list, why they were included there, and you build a solid foundation for staying positive, no matter what.

When best-selling author and pharmaceutical scientist Dr. David Hamilton observed the test results on new drugs, he noticed patients receiving control placebo pills reported the same level of improvement as people receiving the actual drug. Seeing this result repeating itself time again, he became fascinated by the mind-body connection and started to research the work of scientists, mystics, and healers in this field. The result was his book, It’s the Thought that Counts: The Astounding Evidence for the Power of Mind over Matter, in which he explains how the mind and emotions can influence the wellbeing of our bodies and even the structure of our DNA. Positive thoughts and feelings can heal the strongest diseases.

It turns out that words have a therapeutic effect, too. You probably felt before how kind words from other people made you feel better when you were sick or didn’t feel well.

Changing your vocabulary can improve your mood. Louise L. Hay’s best seller You Can Heal Your Life (Hay House, 1984.) walks you through the power of positive improvement. It will help you discover a number of interesting things about the power within you.

Healing through words is probably one of the oldest treatment methods available. Nowadays, this method has been confirmed through modern science. The energy of the words’ meanings and the way they sound stimulates human’s own inner power and leads to the cure.

ScienceDaily.com reported a brain imaging study by psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, that revealed how by putting feelings into words, the brain produces therapeutic effects. Indeed, talking with a therapist or friend or writing in a journal will help us feel better:

When people see a photograph of an angry or fearful face, they have increased activity in a region of the brain called the amygdala, which serves as an alarm to activate a cascade of biological systems to protect the body in times of danger. Scientists see a robust amygdala responses even when they show emotional photographs so fast a person can barely see them.

But does seeing an angry face and simply calling it an angry face change our brain response? The answer is yes, according to Matthew D. Lieberman, UCLA associate professor of psychology and a founder of social cognitive neuroscience.

“When you attach the word angry, you see a decreased response in the amygdala,” said Lieberman, lead author of the study, which appears in June 2007 issue of the journal, Psychological Science.

The study showed that while the amygdala was less active when an individual labeled the feeling, another region of the brain was more active: the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. This region is located behind the forehead and eyes and has been associated with thinking in words about emotional experiences. It has also been implicated in inhibiting behavior and processing emotions, but exactly what it contributes has not been known.

“What we’re suggesting is when you start thinking in words about your emotions – labeling emotions – that might be part of what the right ventrolateral region is responsible for,” Lieberman said.

If a friend or loved one is sad or angry, getting the person to talk or write may have benefits beyond whatever actual insights are gained. These effects are likely to be modest, however, Lieberman said.

“We typically think of language processing in the left side of the brain; however, this effect was occurring only in this one region, on the right side of the brain,” he said. “It’s rare to see only one region of the brain responsive to a high-level process like labeling emotions.”

Many people are not likely to realize why putting their feelings into words is helpful.

“If you ask people who are really sad why they are writing in a journal, they are not likely to say it’s because they think this is a way to make themselves feel better,” Lieberman said. “People don’t do this to intentionally overcome their negative feelings; it just seems to have that effect. Popular psychology says when you’re feeling down, just pick yourself up, but the world doesn’t work that way. If you know you’re trying to pick yourself up, it usually doesn’t work, self-deception is difficult. Because labeling your feelings doesn’t require you to want to feel better, it doesn’t have this problem.”

The research was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070622090727.htm

Dr. G. Canby Robinson from Great Britain once declared that four out of five patients admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital were suffering from conditions brought on in part by emotional strain and stress. This was often true, even in cases of organic disturbances.

“Eventually,” he declared, “these trace back to maladjustments to life and its problems.” Their main issue is not being prepared to accept life as it is, with all the problems that come with it, eventually adopting a negative attitude. Life is what we think about it. We become stressed when our visions of and desires in life – our ideal – isn’t met by reality. The simplest way to overcome this would be to accept life as it is and see the positive sides of each situation. When you concentrate on the best parts and choose not to devote your attention to worst, you perceive life in an entirely different way and experience much less stress.

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Obviously, when we talk about words, we mean thoughts. We simply can’t express thoughts without words. It’s possible, but it’s not effective. As Sebastyne Young put it: “A picture can tell a thousand words, but a few words can change its story.”

You’ve probably heard or said this before: “Whenever I hear this word…” This demonstrates how subjective words can be. The same word can have absolutely different meaning for various people. It can even cause opposite reactions; it depends on a number of factors. But what’s really important is how words influence our bodies and minds. For instance, when we read a book where words are positioned in a certain order, they can make us cry, or they can move our face’s muscles to smile.

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Exercise:

Describe your life. You can write a few sentences. Now, look at the words you used. These words express your thoughts. Your life is exactly what you think of it, remember?

Here is how it works: words are the instruments to create and change our lives. Favorite words improve our lives. If you use the words you like to describe your life, it will improve and you will love it. Let’s say you have no job, your health is bad, your family left you, no friends, no money, no home, and no one needs you. How would you describe your life? “It’s useless, boring, terrible, bad, lonely, poor, miserable… it sucks.” Now, let’s describe it using different words: “I am free, I can do what I want, I have a lot of opportunities ahead of me, I’ll find a job soon. I am looking for great friends and hope to find them. I love my family; once I get a job, a really cool job that I’ll love, once I am back on track, I will reunite with my wife and children. We’ll spend a lot of time together and do things we love. My health will greatly improve once I stop living so passively, get rid of a few bad habits, eat healthier, and start exercising. I love running, and I will run every morning now—wait, I’ll just go and run now, and I’ll listen to the music that I love while I am running. I have a great life, I am happy and I am going to be even happier.” Your life didn’t change, right? But you changed your attitude. In fact, because you changed your attitude, you see it differently now, and it did change for you. Your life changed. It’s kind of a grotesque example, but you get the idea.

Albert Einstein explained it very well in these two statements:

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

If you imagine your life to be something great, if you feel happy about it, that’s all that matters. You would normally think that poor people, people with disabilities, or lonely people are unhappy. But a lot of them aren’t. Their secret is that they simply see their lives in a positive light, and that works. On the other hand, rich people, ones with no serious health issues, people with big families, are often unhappy despite their money, health, or families. It’s all about what you think of it. If you think your life sucks, then it does. If you think it’s great, it is. And you can alter that easily: you don’t even need to change your life for that, just your attitude, which, by the way, will change your life. Do you follow me now? Look at your life positively; let your favorite words help you with that because they draw your attention to the best things in your life. Focus on those things, see how much great stuff you’ve got in your life, and simply be happy.

Of course, it’s not as easy as it might look. Otherwise, no one would feel unhappy. It takes a lot of devotion and concentration to actually change your attitude. That’s why the method of Favorite Words is better than most (if not all) other approaches. It doesn’t require much effort from you; you just enjoy the process of collecting the words you love and thinking about them. Everything else will happen on its own for you.

So, it seems obvious: positive thinking helps. But do you know a single person who is always positive and never complains? Are you that kind of person? I don’t think anyone can answer both questions with “yes.”

    There once was a monastery that was very strict. Following a vow of silence, no one was allowed to speak at all. But there was one exception to this rule. Every ten years, the monks were permitted to speak just two words. After spending his first ten years at the monastery, one monk went to the head monk.
    “It has been ten years,” said the head monk. “What are the two words you would like to speak?”
    “Bed… hard…” said the monk.
    “I see,” replied the head monk.
    Ten years later, the monk returned to the head monk’s office. “It has been ten more years,” said the head monk. “What are the two words you would like to speak?”
    “Food… stinks…” said the monk.
    “I see,” replied the head monk.
    Yet another ten years passed and the monk once again met with the head monk who asked, “What are your two words now, after these ten years?”
    “I… quit!” said the monk.
    “Well, I can see why,” replied the head monk. “All you ever do is complain.”

In July 2006, Will Bowen offered a simple idea for people to monitor success at eradicating complaining from their lives. His idea exploded around the world and more than 10 million purple Complaint Free bracelets have been sent to people in over 106 countries. The major statements from Will Bowen are:

“Your thoughts create your life.”
“Your words indicate what you’re thinking.”

The concept is simple: you wear the bracelet on your wrist, and whenever you complain about anything out loud or to yourself, you’ll have to re-wear it on your other hand’s wrist. Thus, your aim is to keep wearing it on the same hand for one month. If you make it, your life will change, which is confirmed by millions of people who went through this unforgettable experience.

You can learn more through his book, A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted, Publisher: Harmony; Reprint edition (February 5, 2013.)

Instead of spending money with this brilliant concept, you can simply use an elastic band and even add a little extra twist to it. Punish yourself for your every complaint by quickly slapping your wrist with that elastic band. It’s not pleasant, but it will teach you. If you haven’t slapped yourself for a month, you can take it off and enjoy the better you. You, who developed a new habit of not complaining, which in its turn will make you see things differently and will help you improve the quality of your life.

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The words we use define our own realities; they structure everything. Words describe what was created a moment ago in our mind. What happens to us is dependent on our thoughts and images and how we express ourselves with words. We actually write our reality with our words. Take control of your thoughts and emotions without letting them control you. Choose your words wisely and you will love your reality.

This Russian expression says it all: “If you keep telling someone for a long time that they are a pig, they’ll eventually grunt.” Words, along with consistency, bring results. Affirmation works the same way: if you keep telling yourself that your life is awesome, it will be awesome.

Have you heard of linguistic relativity? It’s a principle holding that the structure of a language affects the ways in which its respective speakers conceptualize their world and behave. It’s also knows as the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, or Whorfianism. Our language determines our thoughts and can limit our visions. You can’t understand what you don’t have words to explain. If you don’t have a definition for something, this something might not exist for you.

By the way, understanding certain processes, objects, and phenomena is defined differently in different languages. The reason is that a language usually represents a whole culture. It’s clearly seen in America where everyone lives in the same country, following the same rules, but all are completely different because of their cultural backgrounds. It’s especially true regarding people who don’t speak English or have a poor knowledge of the language. They do things differently and they perceive differently what others do, even if they have lived in the United States for many years. The language is the reason: linguistic relativity.

Words are also connected to our physical reactions. Our bodies react to words. It’s not a miracle that words can cause real feelings, emotions, and reactions of the body. It’s science. There is a thing called ideomotor phenomenon: it’s a psychological phenomenon wherein a subject makes motions unconsciously; for example, the body produces tears in response to powerful emotions, without the person consciously deciding to cry.

Take the word lemon, for example. Imagine a lemon. Imagined? Now in your imagination, try to slice it and squeeze each sliced piece into your mouth, what do you feel? Are you salivating from the imagined sourness? You’re able to create this reaction with just words. Writers make people laugh, cry, get motivated, feel good, or feel sorry; their only instruments are: words.

Let’s try a quick experiment: look at the front areas of your right and left thumbs. Only look for 10 seconds, no more. Now answer this question: are they identical or different? If they are different, what is the main difference that you had noticed? It doesn’t really matter! What matters is how my words made you twist your wrists and look at your thumbs. I know what you’re thinking: What if you didn’t follow instructions and didn’t do anything? Well, it’s still possible to prove the point. You are reading this book, aren’t you? You took a physical action to get it. You are reading it now because some words that you read or heard influenced you. Even if you had stumbled upon this book on this website by chance, its title made you curious, which goes right back to words, too. The words caused a sequence of actions to bring a result.

As you have realized, the reactions can be caused not only by external factors but by our internal processes as well. Just thinking about something can make you sad or happy, calm or angry. Just anticipating something can make you excited or worried.

We all have a lot of emotions from our past. That’s how life is: you experience both good and bad and your memory remembers everything, but you get to choose your focus. Focus on good stuff, be optimistic, and use favorite words to bring back all those exact encouraging memories, feelings, associations, thoughts, and emotions. You will experience something known as braingasms: an orgasm of the brain experiencing pleasure from information.

By the way, do you have a couch doctor? If you do, then your psychologist will definitely find a list of your favorite words useful to better assist you. Your words will help the specialist understand you and discover things they didn’t know about you in a quick and convenient way. Just show them your list and let the doctor and your favorite words do the rest.

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What about least favorite words?

As I mentioned, a lot of people focus on unconstructive thinking. People keep asking each other their least favorite words, focusing on negative experiences, and while it’s not a good idea in general, there is something that can be done with those words as well.

But first, let’s talk about psychosomatics. Psychosomatic medicine is an interdisciplinary medical field studying the relationships of social, psychological, and behavioral factors on bodily processes and quality of life in humans and animals. Basically, what it means is that some of our problematic physical conditions are caused by psychological conflicts. Your subconscious mind talks to you directly through physical reactions when you can’t or don’t realize what really bothers you. For example, when you don’t want to see something that you have to see in your everyday life, your sight could get worse. Or when children hear their parents yelling, their hearing might deteriorate. Some of our diseases have a mental component coming from the stresses of everyday living, like lower back pain, high blood pressure, asthma, allergies, and many others. You should try to understand what you don’t like in your life, why you don’t like it, and what can you do to avoid it or understand it better. Understanding leads to good results as well. Once you figure it all out, some of your current physical issues might even go away without any treatment.

Exercise:

Make a list of your least favorite words. Think about each and why you don’t like it. What is the main reason behind this negative reaction? How does it block you from enjoying your life? Once you figure it all out, you would at least know the problem. That’s a big step towards getting rid of it. Your least favorite words are indications of the problems in your life. After “working” them, you will be able to get rid of the problems entirely—even those problems that you didn’t realize you had.

Exact steps:

Take any of your least favorite words and work with them by answering the following questions:

What does this word mean?
What is the inner image of this word?
What memories or associations does it bring?
What do I feel when I think about it?
How do I write this word?
How does this word sound?
How do I look and move when I hear or see this word? Am I hypertonic or hypotonic? What is my bearing? How do I breathe? What about other people’s mode and behavior about this word?

Your answers will draw a whole picture around this word that you can further work on.

Talk to a competent psychologist about your least favorite words and the reasons behind them and the doctor will be able to work with you further.

There can be a reverse method offered by Dr. Cora Besser-Siegmund in her book Magic Words: Der minutenschnelle Abbau von Blockaden. You can make any negative word to be your favorite by changing its meaning to you. Basically, it works like this:

First, pick a major problem in your life, or as many problems as you wish. Then pick a single word or a set of words that could define this problem for you. Test if that problem really weakens you. Dr. Besser-Siegmund suggests an o-ring method, where you keep your thumb and index fingers together forming a circle (like in OK sign.) With strong stressful words it would be harder, and with favorite words (she calls them “magic words”) it would be easier. Try to create a wonderful world in every little detail for that negative stressful word that marks the problem. How it looks, how it sounds, what you see around it, how you feel about the word and its letters, and so on. Once this imagined world of the word becomes strong, try to test it again and see if your o-ring is stronger now. Then try to remind yourself about the new image of the word for the next two weeks to make sure that image stays in your memory along with that word for a long time or even for your entire life. This technique will make sure that instead of harming you, the stressful words would have a positive impact on you.

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Sound of Words:

Sometimes people favor words by how they sound. Despite the fact that there is no special association and/or meaning you have with them, these words can help improve your mood or have other positive effect on your health. You like the vibration of the combination of sounds of this word. That’s what makes you like it.

Each word has its own physical energy connected to its vibration, frequency, and rhythm. Specific combinations of letters create a unique combination of sounds when you pronounce them in their respective order. These vibrations interact with and even influence your inner vibrations, your own energy.

You can especially notice this in music. You feel great after listening to some songs and some music, and you don’t like some others. One of my greatest ancestors, Avicenna (980-1037), a famous doctor, physician, and philosopher, considered music as a non-medication-based form of treatment, along with smells, laughter, diet, and labor. For example, ancient Arabs always had musicians nearby their hospitals. Music has vibration and energy that influence us. And because people have different energies, the same sounds can be liked and disliked by various people. But there are still some common rules here. For example, a march stimulates and supports adrenaline in your body; it makes you feel prepared and zips you up. Words that sound imperative, strong, powerful have the same effect on you. Wind instruments develop serotonin – a contributor to feelings of wellbeing and happiness – thus words that sound as pleasantly to your ear as wind instruments can make you feel happy, too. The key here is harmony in the sounds of the word; words with harmony in the way they sound usually have a very positive influence. They are capable of calming us down or inspiring us. They wake up our internal healing power.

In phonaesthetics, the word cellar door (especially in its British pronunciation /sɛləˈdɔː/) has been cited variously as an example of a word that is beautiful, purely in terms of its sound, without regard for semantics (meaning.) It has been presented as merely the most beautiful word in the English language.

When the German Gestalt psychologist Wolfgang Köhler read Morgenstern’s poem in the 1920s, he was moved to suggest that words convey symbolic ideas beyond their meaning. To test the idea, he asked a group of respondents to decide which of the two shapes was a maluma and which was a takete. One shape had sharp angles and straight lines, another shape was all rounded with no straight lines.

If you’re like the vast majority of Köhler’s respondents, you are compelled by the idea that malumas are soft and rounded, whereas taketes are sharp and jagged. As Köhler showed, words and the way they sound carry hidden baggage that may play a role in shaping a thought.

Similar linguistic associations influence how we think and behave in other ways. For example, if someone told you that they were driving north across hilly terrain tomorrow, would you expect that drive to be mostly uphill or mostly downhill? If you’re like most people, you associate northerly movement with going uphill and southerly movement with going downhill. According to research by the psychologists Leif Nelson and Joseph Simmons, this association produces some strange biases: people believe that a bird will take longer to migrate between the same two points if it flies north than if it flies south; they expect a moving company to charge 80 percent more to move furniture north rather than south; and, as a different study concluded, they assume that property is more valuable when it sits in the northern part of a town. This research proves how dependent people are on presumptions. So, as the saying goes, it’s not what you say to a person, but what that person hears.

All our emotions and internal feelings – what we call great mood or high spirit – represent a special energy that has its own vibration and rhythm. When we change this inner rhythm by the vibration of the words we love, we can change a bad mood or depression and even heal some light disease.

Words in general and favorite words in particular facilitate the boost of spirit. Have you heard this saying? “A word warmly said gives comfort even to a cat,” or its other variation, “a kind word and a cat is nice.” Now, imagine how much more important it is to us as human beings.

Exercise:

Try to make a poem using your most favorite words. It can be a poem of any size. It can be a haiku, or it can be a prose. The only requirement here is to use as many of your favorite words as you can and that the whole thing must make sense.

This exercise can be done by you alone or in a group with friends or family. It can be a classroom exercise as well. Crafting this kind of poem is amusing on its own, but it will also make you feel great. Plus, you’ll get a nice little poem in the end, which you can always use to cheer yourself up during tough times.

Let me conclude this chapter with this short well-known poem:
A word a day keeps the doctor away.