Self-Care Tip #187 – Say it better by saying it in your voice. Be a friend to yourself.
We all have our own language. I’m not talking about Hungarian or Spanish. I’m roughly talking about Jungian typology. We speak and hear, we are heard and we find that we believe better with it. But we don’t all know that and so don’t treat ourselves with enough courtesy.
For example, many of us used to think that listening to emotions was silly and that using graphs and quoting studies was smart. (Who ever heard of smart emotions or even spiritual intelligence for that matter?!) We used to hold our breath and hope our brains would change if we despised our own wiring enough. As if our genes would get the hint, give up their mortgage and leave town, disgraced.
Hopefully after the paternity of the genes in question was established, and if we grew a little, we noticed that there is no better way to speak than what is our own voice.
That was lovely. Thank you.
We can listen to the beautiful music of Celine Dion French Album, or watch the foreign film Like Water for Chocolate (Spanish: Como agua para chocolate) without subtitles, or sing the African-American spiritual song from the 1930s, Kumbaya. We will get a partial understanding of what is intended, what is said, what is felt. We will know that someone is desperately in love with someone else, for example, in Como Agua Para Chocolate – but not get the full story of course unless we hear the words in the language we know. Saying that one language is greater than another is hopefully buried with Hitler. Our temperaments speak uniquely as well by design. They are not qualified differently from each other. True, they are better suited for different tasks, jobs, audiences. But that doesn’t make one smarter or dumber than another. Regardless of the bank account any one or many may hold, there is no difference in value between them.
If we want to say something, …. Well all I can say is this just feels right? You know what I mean? ;)
Question: What has helped you discover your language best? How has it helped you understand your connections better? Please tell me your story.