Our Beloved Metaphors

Why should we concentrate more on using our beloved metaphors?

Words can help us make paradigm shifts in our lives, and metaphors can be our vehicle for getting us there.

Our Beloved Metaphors _jEveryday, most of us are using phrases, clichés, and many other parts of speech, to explain, define, generate ideas, and connect with others, but we all usually come running back to our beloved metaphors to get our points across.

Why is that?  These groups of words seem to add a little pizzazz, and/or finesse, with a great deal more understanding to our speech. Much of the time, it leaves the listener wanting more.

 

Your words~ they flow sweetly

And are softer than rain.

Your arms are my shelter

Against sorrow and pain.

 

Well, of course, Shakespeare I’m not.   However, words can be alive and colorful.

Our beloved metaphors help keep these words moving to the next hue in the rainbow.

How many times in Network Marketing have we been told to write our stories and affirmations, and then read them on a daily basis.  Crafting the right metaphors can be the difference between success or failure.  You are always speaking to yourself, whether you realize it or not, and it’s beneficial to put positive and affirming metaphors into your mind.

You know…GIGO.  Garbage in. Garbage Out.  What goes around comes around.  What goes up must come down. If those metaphors you are using aren’t lifting you up, then they are probably bringing your down.

You may think that this is too hard to do, but crafting metaphors is an important step to achieving your dreams. Metaphors are also important for communication, generating ideas, and explaining thoughts and actions. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the thought of upping our beloved metaphors, just remember…

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

~ Lao-Tzu

In my opinion,  any step in the direction of your dreams is a step worth taking.

A great resource I found for helping you craft better metaphors, and get a new perspective on ideas, is called metaphorology.com

Here you will learn different avenues for expression, thought, ideas and affirmations. You can learn many things by trying to look at things from a different view.  Sometimes it’s what we don’t know that hurts us, so any new strategy for learning to improve our lives is helpful.

When looking at metaphors for affirmations, make sure that they resonate with you and have a positive spin on them.

For example, could you imagine the difference it would make when writing your affirmations if you wrote, “Life is a blessing,” instead of “Life is a prison.”

How much better would you feel about yourself if you stop telling yourself, “I’m living in the sea or forgetfulness,” and instead tell yourself, “My mind is sharper than a two-edged sword?”

Today begin changing your words to change your life, and begin with our beloved metaphors.

 

In everything you do, bjenuine…

BG Jenkins

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

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