Make down an up word


You need a 7 Day BrainwashI love words. Perhaps you’ve noticed! Sometimes I think about the richness of the English language and it tickles me.

For instance, who wants to be down? We don’t like it when things “get us down,” or when we’re “feeling down” or we’re “down in the dumps.”

Yet so often, my experience has been that it’s the down times that have taught me the most or moved me the most. Being down is painful, and pain motivates us like nothing else. We change.

So I was thinking: strange that a word like “down” should be so … well … down. Unless of course, we’re talking about feather down.

Mmmmmm … warm, enveloping, feather down quilts. Cosy nights, safe in bed … that’s the kind of down I like.

Or how about a walk on the downs? Wild, open space. Nature in the raw, feeling at one with nature, lungs filled with clean, crisp air. Body full of vigour.

When you think of being down, think of warmth, comfort and safety. Think of life-giving mother nature.

All downs I can think of have this in common: they move you. From movement comes growth. From growth comes change. And without change we would stagnate and die.

Don’t you just love your downs?

Leave a Comment

Related Posts

Is there room for friends in Buddhism?

The more we learn about Buddhism the more it seems like practical advice we’ve been given all our lives. We have learned the principles but call them by different names. ... Read MoreIs there room for friends in Buddhism?

Be enthusiastic even when you fail

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill They say that enthusiasm is contagious and I’m sure you would agree this is true. ... Read MoreBe enthusiastic even when you fail

Program Yourself To Be Better

For the past 3 years, I have spent most of my time developing my business and along the way, have had to overcome a number of fears and self-limiting ideas. ... Read MoreProgram Yourself To Be Better

What are some common law of attraction mistakes?

1. Believing that positive thinking is enough to attract what you want Positive thinking occurs only on the conscious level; this is why positive thinking alone is not enough to ... Read MoreWhat are some common law of attraction mistakes?

Declare your intentions

Now that you know what you want, you need to write it down in the form of a statement of intention. If you read this intention at least twice daily, ... Read MoreDeclare your intentions