Saturday, October 31, 2015

Day 129- Living "Useless"

This is part of the series “Living Words"

My experience with this word is a negative one. Whenever I have been called “useless” I have taken it personally as in I was not good enough to do the task. So here I am going to look at the word “useless” from a practical perspective by removing the negative feeling I have attached to the word and simply looking at the word for what it is.

Some ways to sound out the word useless:

-use-less (to use less)
-useless is the opposite of useful (use a lot to the full potential) thus useless is use less or not to the full potential-thus not as effective as using something to the full potential.

Redefinition: Useless: When I am unable at the moment to assist/do a task based on the environmental circumstances then I am useless for that particular task for that particular moment.

Day 128- Living "Discipline"

This is part of the series “Living Words"
When looking at the word “discipline” I see negative attachments from the perspective of having consequences for not following a certain direction (like at school for example), trying to establish control over others. I can also see a positive attachment from the perspective of self control and commitment- when one commits to a task- establishing control over oneself. So within this writing I want to transform this word into a word of self creation which in terms creates benefits for oneself. So lets call it “self supportive discipline”.

Some ways to sound out the word discipline:

-diss-spleen (as not being nice to someone)

Redefinition: Self Discipline: Making a decision and applying it consistently in with the awareness that when applying the decision consistently there is a self benefit (a reward if you will) like being proud of what I have created. For example- commitment would be a form of self discipline.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Day 127- Living "Communication"

This is part of the series “Living Words"

Communication is important for successful relationships” is something that I have heard many times, however living actual communication is not as easy as being said because when communication comes from emotions and feelings it becomes unclear and confusing- kind of like being clouded. So to have an effective communication it has to be a stable communication.

Some ways to sound out the word communication:

-commun-ication (community)
-common-ication (having something in common)

Redefinition: Communication: Words/gestures/sounds that are shared as a method to express/explain/inform/show/discuss something from one being to another in stability and to create an understanding and common ground.

Day 126- Living "Dependent"

This is part of the series “Living Words"

Being dependence on something/someone can be viewed as a negative aspect because it means that one cannot make a decision or one needs to have an approval from the depended (sort of) to make a decision. Children are depended on parents and as they grow they want to become more independent in their decisions but there is still the aspect of financial dependency which can alter or affect the decisions chosen for them. So within this perspective when one is depended on someone for survival it becomes a vulnerability. But there is also an emotional dependency which is often experienced in relationships and can be “red flag” indicating that the person lacks self empowerment/confidence.
So within these two scenarios of dependency, lets see how I can redefine the word dependent to be of a useful substance and not of abusive charge.

Some ways to sound out the word dependent:

-de-pen-dent (making a dent into something)

Redefinition: Dependent: I think here we need to look at trust and vulnerability as an aspect of being dependent. To be dependent on someone/something is about creating trust, a connection of being open towards another.