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Mindfulness and poetry: delicious word awareness - creativeness


Everyone's a poet.

Of course, everyone's a critic, too! This means that there are adequate of opportunities to improve our awareness of words and how we use them.

Words coin pictures, and just as a watercolorist uses a blend of insignia and strokes to articulate a concept, we offer an artistic rendering of opinion by means of cautiously preferred words.

Our linguistic brainpower is what allows us to both admit and breed vivid word vignettes. Whether you enjoy novels, biographies, mysteries, sonnets, haiku, song lyrics, conversations, soliloquies, or newspaper stories, you can advance superior word awareness by focusing on descriptive phrases.

In our everyday speech, we tend to speak in phrases and punctuate these with expressions, pauses, gestures, or laughter. Although the words themselves convey meaning, the total adventure we build is a blend of inflection, context, juxtaposition, and even eye contact.

Don't think you have your own own poetry style? Think again. You use words in your own way, and it's possible that, given an assignment to convey a detail concept, your adaptation would have familiar elements.

Try this test: explain a birthday cake.

There's a good attempt that you would use words to articulate the shape, flavor, color, decoration, ingredients, size, and presentation of a cake, and that the defined way you do that would be exclusive when compared to others' descriptions. In addition, you're possible to come up with a another depiction if asked to do so a month from now.

You can by far and enjoyably boost your word awareness by

1) selecting a exact cue word as a trigger for mindfulness, or

2) focusing on phrases used in certain settings.

Better yet, try both!

By using a distinct word as a mindfulness trigger, you can watch how others coin poetic representations of the same element.

Ready for your cloak-and-dagger food awareness word? Here it is: morsel.

Listening for a certain word will arise your capability to make distinctions in the way it is used and allow you to watch for cunning variations. Does "morsel" refer to something cream or chewy? Is it acceptable or sweet?

To play with poetry and mindfulness at the same time, notice phrases used to express food. Pay attention to them with an ear for rhythm, and adventure them as lines of a poem.

Read menu descriptions, food articles or cookbooks and be aware of the adjectives most expected to get your mouth watering. Corporeal words like "succulent" and "luscious" elicit physiological responses. Pay consideration to those, and listen for the phrases you hear that coin above all vivid sense experiences.

Linking word movies with taste helps us attach our linguistic astuteness with our forcibly intelligence, and this makes our mouths very happy indeed.

Delectable words,

Delicious poetry. Mmmm--

True taste sensation.

Maya Mascot Frost is a mind masseuse in Portland, Oregon. All the way through her company, Real-World Mindfulness Training, she teaches fun and helpful eyes-wide-open alternatives to meditation. To subscribe to her free weekly ezine, the Friday Mind Massage, choose visit http://www. MassageYourMind. com


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