Thursday, September 16, 2010

All in Balance

I don't know about yall, but I feel the need for change.


I have no idea. What change needs to be made? It is my attitude? My outlook on life? My location? Who knows..

I went and watched this movie when I thought all was taking a quick turn for the worse.

Never in my life had I connected so much with a motion picture. I identified so many familiar and new emotions and I was on the verge of emotional overload.

I began searching for something different. I needed balance in my life. This semester I took on entirely too much (which is entirely my fault) --I have this problem with telling people 'no' --

Suddenly I had a strong desire to travel the world, to be a better person, and to find happiness in all that I do.

I made an appointment with the Study Abroad office, I explored new schools. All to find that I need to make the most out of the situations that I am currently in and learn to be happy with what I have.

There is balance to all things. And there is happiness in balance.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Words... Use Them Wisely

What are words? What do they mean? Who decided what each word describes or refers to?

This semester I am taking a course called Language, Thought, and Action. Class has only been held 2 times and yet, I find myself completely enthralled in its content. It gives me an entirely new outlook on situations and new approaches for everyday occurrences.

We discuss how the words we choose to use, whether they be symbols or signs, will without a doubt have an effect on someone or something.

The more I think about this concept, the more I realize that I must choose my words more carefully.

We read scholarly articles. We discuss them. We dissect them. We divulge into ourselves. We change our Language, Thought, and Action.

Here is an expert from an article I read today. It truly puts things into perspective for me.

I must be more aware of the things I say, how my actions effect others, and how my words create the person I am or will become.

"That words are powerful may seem obvious, but the fact is that most of us, most of the time, use them lightly. We choose our clothes more carefully then we choose our words, though what we say about and to others can define them indelibly."
-Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: Joseph Telushkin