Did you ever notice that simply by changing the position of one letter, the word SCARED becomes the word SACRED?That gave me pause. I don't know why I never noticed it before, but it started me thinking. Not being a particularly religious person, though fairly spiritual, I looked up the actual definition. I do this pretty frequently, even when I know or think I know what a word means, to make sure it's being used correctly and to look for nuance.
You probably know the most common meaning of the word sacred as it relates to religion, deity, and as a synonym for holy. Alhough I didn't learn anything new from my visit with Mr. Webster, the reminders resonated. In no particular order:
- devoted exclusively to one service or use (as of a person or purpose);
- entitled to reverence and respect; and,
- highly valued and important
I invite you to look at whether and how fear is an obstacle in some area of your life. Does your persective change at all when you re-phrase the question to:
How does being scared prevent or preclude what is sacred in my life?
If so, I'd love to hear about it! So, on a rainy Thursday morning, I'm raising my coffee mug to language, semantics and to creating more of whatever we hold as sacred in our lives!
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- From SCARED to SACRED
- NO MORE RESOLUTIONS!
- BACK TO WORK