“Out of the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks.” — the Bible (Matthew 12:34, ESV)
How we speak about people and issues reveals how we really feel about them. This is interesting, because a lot of people think they’ve got their opinions and attitudes buttoned down and hidden away. People think they can hide a lot better than they really can, if anyone is paying attention.
- What makes you angry?
- What makes you enthusiastic?
- What makes you empathise?
- What makes you disengage?
Take stock of what you say. Take stock of what you want to say. Process why you want to say it.
These things will tell you a lot about your beliefs and priorities…and how you might want to change them.