Empowered by Self-Perpetuation

I like words a lot, hence why I must enjoy writing so much. It seems to me that there is a power behind what we put words to. Ultimately, I believe that the power lies in what meaning we each give to something, whether it is an experience, a person, ourselves, or for that matter, a word. Both can go hand in hand, since after all, words are used to then express the meaning which we give something. Let us openly keep in mind as we read this, that this is why a word will mean different things to each of us.

The past week, I felt I was fishing around in my mind for a word to describe a feeling I was experiencing. It felt as though I was desiring something, but in a particular way…or perhaps it’s better described as pinpointing the kind of energy and emphasis I wanted to place on what I am desiring at this time. After days, the word came to me! This was the word…

self-per·pet·u·at·ing

[self-per-pech-oo-ey-ting, self-] 

adjective

1. continuing oneself in office, rank, etc., beyond the normal limit.
2. capable of indefinite continuation.

I love the parts of this definition that I emphasized in bold font. Another definition of this word that I like is the following…

Having the power to renew or perpetuate oneself or itself for an indefinite length of time.” 

For me, this word has come to encompass a powerful concept and energy that I want to see applied to many things in my life. Love (starting with my self-love) is the top one, along with peace and joy, creativity and abundance, traveling and money. Those are not the only things, but it’s a start. Looking up synonyms to the word, also helped me understand and apply it to myself. Click here to see a great list of those words.

What meaning do you give this word? What things in your life would you apply that meaning and energy to?

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My Definition of Self-Discipline…and Other Terms Done My Way!

We’re each going to have different associations with words and terms. I believe it’s based off of our individual and unique experiences throughout life. All in all, it comes down to our perspective and even that changes and evolves as we live and grow, as we feel certain ways versus another. Let’s not forget society’s role in all this…the society and culture we grew up in and live in now is definitely half the cause of why we relate to terms and life as we do. In my endless desire to live my life authentically and fully, I have recently developed my own definitions for a couple of terms that I find were just a real drag to me before.  I put a lot of meaning into words, written or spoken…must be that writer’s heart in me. Here are just a couple of words that I’m adopting new meanings for. Continue reading