As soon as you understand the difference between humor and sarcasm, and choose to be compassionate, you'll be experiencing another rich facet of living in discovery.
When I speak, I get to decide which words will resonate in my body and be heard in the outer world. It's a way of being more compassionate toward myself and others, another bonus from living in discovery.
When we shift the language of our inner space from limiting thoughts to a kind, compassionate voice that inspires and encourages us, we open ourselves up to worlds of possibility.
Do I still use a common word like awesome to express wonder or pleasure? Of course I do, but much less often than I used to. These days I really mean that word when I say it.
I've learned that noticing my thoughts is a powerful practice that allows me to change my thinking patterns and the words I use.
This story serves as a reminder to me that my house is not only the building I occupy but also the body I inhabit. What words surround me? What words do I use in my inner dialog? What words do I put out into the world?