It may seem like a small thing, but our words have a rippling effect, like a stone thrown in a pond.
We don’t need to actively try to influence people; it happens without our even thinking about it. All we have to do is choose to be more conscious ourselves, putting to rest words and phrases that are outmoded, insensitive, or harmful. We can also exercise our creativity by creating new phrases that carry positive and loving energy to replace the old ones.
As you consciously decide not to use these phrases, you may feel lighter and more joyful, knowing that you have chosen to drop baggage that was handed down to you from a less conscious time. As you do so, you elevate the language for future generations.
Excerpt from DailyOM article “Healing Past Hurt – Our Evolving Language,” by Madisyn Taylor