“Like having a great idea, life comes at you fast. It hits you and tries to escape and be expressed in any way possible. In a way, it’s a lot like…lightning.”
~ Chris Colfer
“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.”
~ Mark Twain
“If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning.”
~ Khalil Gibran
“The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Struck by lightning, a simple metaphor? Possibly? However, how many times do we make a choice to use a metaphor to express a feeling for what is happening? While often powerful it begs the question, does your language speak your story?
Life can be expressed in so many ways, practices, traditions, and approaches. Language can support constructive self-awareness and deepen positive and honest understanding of self. How we communicate enhances relationships and forms a sense of community. All language is an expression of thoughts, ideas, needs, aspirations, and dreams. Language can be the expression of self with possibilities, achievement, growth, and influence. We perceive the world through language, and shape community through the expressions of life lived.
“Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.”
~ B. Alan Wallace
Written by: Deborah Lavender, BMG Senior Consultant
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