The effect of words beginning with D and E on us, is extraordinary. I will discuss D words first and then E words.
Despair, desperation, depression, despondency, disgrace, distress, dumps, disconsolation, dispirited, devilish, dolefulness distraught, dismay, discouragement, demoralization, defeatism, disheartenment, dejection.
It is surprising to find so many words and if you repeat them aloud, you have a sense of acute dismay.
Tennyson, “I must lose myself in action lest I wither in despair.”
Karma Yoga, unconditional service, will keep us away from the D words.
Eager, earnest, easy, endearing, enchanting, enthralling, enthusiastic, ethereal, euphoric, excellent, engaging, exciting, ecstatic, enlightened, efficient, empathetic, empower, enrich, ebullient, eclectic.
Repeat these words and you will feel so good.
Emily Dickinson, “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.”
What does this demonstrate?
Words have power and they enable us to feel better or worse. Gurus through out the ages have said keep good company (satsang), chant mantras, sing aloud and dance in the name of God and contemplate on his divinity.
To chant the holy name and dance in ecstasy is so easy and sublime that one can achieve all the benefits of spiritual life by simply following this process. – Srimad Bhagwatam 6.2.11
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