What that mouth do?


Excuse me, because I don’t even like to curse. I was telling my friend the other day to correct my French if she overheard me cursing. I’m not perfect but I made a commitment to myself to only let what is beautiful flow from my mouth. My posture, my facial expression, the space I take up—profoundly, yet subtly, shapes how I feel emotionally and shapes the words that come out of my mouth.

But shit, it feels good to release tension.

wow, I did it again.

It’s not that being positive or even refraining from cursing is hard to do. But I have to question, is it wrong to express negative emotions? Am I a hypocrite or is this an indication of my duality?

Hypocrisy: Noun

  • The claim or pretense of having beliefs, standards, qualities, behaviors, virtues, motivations, etc. which one does not actually have.

Duality: Noun

  • A classification into two sub-classes or opposed parts. (projective geometry) The interchangeability of points and planes.

-Are we hypocrites for choosing not to curse, but on our way to work we find ourselves  screaming “Fuck you asshole” to the reckless driver who swerved in our lane? Or Is it our duality that empowers us to be righteous in some settings and carefree in others?

-Is it hypocritical to listen to spiritual music when we are with our families, yet we listen to trap music when we are with our “hood rat friends” (you know who you are) Or is that also an indication of our duality?

You be the judge.

What I do know to be true is, things are not always black and white. As a bilingual person I feel that at times, speaking English with my mother feels weird and our conversations are more authentic when we speak in French. This duality may be the same as listening to trap music with our friends because it feels more authentic, yet we choose to listen to spiritual music when we are with our aunties because it feels more appropriate.

The truth is, we live in language.

Choose to speak in ways that express your truest feelings. Sometimes those feelings are not always pleasant, but negative emotions deserve an outlet. With that in mind, there are dangers to giving negative emotions too much attention. Giving too much attention to our negative emotions can overshadow other emotions and narrow our focus to more negativity that may lead to mental health issues.

If you’re like me, and you choose to live a more positive life, become more conscious of the energy you release into the world. The world is OURS. Witness how something as simple as speaking a positive aspiration aloud can manifest itself to become a reality.

Damn, the human race is truly blessed with the ability to communicate through language.

I did it again. But, I cursed in a good connotation this time.

See, communication is a gift. A blessing and a CURSE.. but I’ll save that part for another discussion.

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