Thursday, June 14, 2007

World of Words...!


Etymology has interested me since high-school days. Besides the fact that we were always asked to enrich our Vocabulary for those "big" exams that grill your English-Quotient, understanding meaning of the words made learning quite easy. Now, here's a thing while going for walk today evening at Greens it struck to me ... isn't it that we remember things by pictures. Think about that first "A" grade you received, the first marriage you attended, the best movie you saw and of course your first date. In extension to this, the moment we meet an acquaintance - our subconscious mind quickly runs a trailer of events that happened when last time this person was around us. Sounds familiar..ain't it? ;) Perhaps this explains the reason why we feel more comfortable with our "chosen" bunch of pals against the crowd !!

Anyways coming back to "words", they carry energy and gives language a power. After being thru' some tough conversations recently, I have started believing that spoken words perhaps make more lasting impressions than illustrations alone. Lets put it in this way -
It may have been the first time we received a truly accurate compliment, or the time a friend or sibling called us a name, but either way it stuck. This experience reminds us that what we say has weight and power and that being conscious means being aware of how we use words. I have started believing that words are not abstract, disconnected entities used only to convey meaning; they are powerful transmitters of feeling. I have also noticed how the different communication styles of the people in my life makes me feel.




For the next few days, you might want to practice noticing how the words you say and hear affect your body and your emotional state. (I bet you would like it - I tried the experiment last week and believe me it worked wonders !!)

Hmmm, seems when we carefully listen to others before we speak, our words have more integrity, & when we take time to center ourselves before speaking, we truly begin to harness the power of speech. Ahha, what a revelation Chinmay - I said to myself....!

Now, that some of you like me would have realized the esoteric World Of Words, please join me in making a difference by spreading words of wisdom to make the world a better place to live??.....don't worry all you have to do is click on the banner below. The idea is that the more people you get to start I'm conversations, the more money gets raised for a noble cause.


12 comments:

Preksha said...

Post is as Good As Your Words buddy. Keep sending me such thought - provoking posts.

Arturo Santos said...

Thanks I will read it :)

Anonymous said...

Truly said : "Words are not abstract, disconnected entities used only to convey meaning; they are powerful transmitters of feeling"..

Remember the first time we said.."Mom"..just one word and the whole of our world revolves around this word..

Great thought Chinmay..!! keep posting..!!

Pooja

Chinmay said...

Thanks for the amazing feedback about the post Pooja. Have a nice weekend ahead.

Liz Strauss said...

Chimay,
That is the coolest comment! Thank you!

Swati Mital said...

Went through your blog today. I like your sketches very much. :)

Sanjukta Ghosh said...

sahi hai :)

Sanjukta

Seemant said...

Gubaare wale kaen blogs mein mast hawa hai..udaa do aur uupar isaaen...wonderful man...keep it up..

muk said...

Let u continue such !

Tanya said...

Words-- as they say can make or break a man! Take care of the words and set your spirit free!
I must say this is the best post I have ever read till date!!Very well written and it actually conveys the essence of that word "word" that we use in the daily chores of our lives...Keep up the spirit of such innovative posts!! Cheers!!

Chinmay said...

Thanks for your encouraging note Tanya !

Preksha Doshi said...

hey u write good too!!!