I’ve talked to quite a few meditation teachers who have noticed a trend of ‘flowery’ language in the meditation space.
As a connoisseur of language, it’s something I tend to notice too.
Especially because some would call my style rough & edgy. I don’t pull punches. I speak from the heart. And shoot from the hip (so to speak).
In fact, as one person put it recently, I sometimes use “charged language”.
I agree. Guilty as charged.
Maybe it’s my background as a English major. Maybe it’s my love of literature and poetry. Maybe it’s because I’ve been rereading Shakespeare (homeboy was charged).
But I love powerful language. After my dog, it just might be my most cherished thing on Earth (ok, fine, friends and family sneak in too).
I think many non-meditators are scared away from the practice because of the flowery language. I think some of them think it’s phony.
Because humans experience a range of emotions. Not just the soft and flowery ones.
So sometimes my language embodies a range of emotions too. Rough & edgy. Charged. Soft & flowery. I do it all.
Because I don't edit or censor myself.
Methinks the world doesn’t need your censored self. It needs you.
So if you’re flowery, be flowery.
But don’t just do it to fit in.
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