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The Message is the Medium:
Overcoming the Negative Messages We Tell
Ourselves & Receive From Others
By Jeff Grant, JD, M Div
Please help us by adding to this list of internal &
external, negative & positive messages. Your online comments, texts and emails are appreciated.
The results will be included in an upcoming article!
From Negative: Shame, Regret, Fear, Remorse, Failure, Hopeless, Helpless, Stuck, Depression, Life is Over, Useless, Doormat, Unworthy, Fear, Projecting, Isolation, Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, Outcast, Criminal, Felon, Anger, Outcomes, Attachment, Lonely, Sadness, Compulsions, False Pride, Mourning, Sloth, Envy, Jealousy, Victim, Disbelief, Expectations…
To Positive: Accomplished, Resilient, Resourceful, Faith, Hope, Talented, Lovable, Acceptance, Surrender, Love, Respect, Forgiveness, Accountability, Passion, Re-purpose, Friend, Husband, Wife, Father, Son, Daughter, Citizen, Voter, Taxpayer, Empathy, Compassion, Kindness, Understanding, Self-worth, Self-esteem, Debt paid, Service, Proud, Process, Free, Health…
From Negative: Stigma, Ostracism, Shunning, Fear, Blaming, Marginalization, Litigation, Divorce, Separation, Estrangement, Schadenfreude, NIMBY, Outcast, Banish, Hurt, Disappointment, Victim, Resentment, Retribution, Revenge, Justice, Restitution, Anger, Damnation…
To Positive: Forgiveness, Empathy, Understanding, Tolerance, Compassion, Caring, Support, Service, Reconciliation, Amnesty, Pardon, Opportunity, Community, Settlement, Compromise…
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Jeff/Lynn, what a worthwhile interactive project piece. All the words and phrases I see above certainly apply. I will add my own here from the POV of a white collar wife: Internal Neg = Acute Betrayal. Internal Pos = Growth. External Neg = Guilt by Association. External Pos = Education. I know there are a thousand other words that come to mind. This is a very effective tool for processing. I look forward to the article. As always, your good works are much appreciated.
I feel that since God made us and loves us for us we should do the same to ourselves and each other. None of us is perfect there is only one that is perfect and he is our Lord and Father. We all are made from him in life.