What Is In A Word

What are words?

What are words?

What is a word? What is in these individual letters, that when formed together, tie the inside world of your mind, to the outside world we live in? Some words are short, some are long; some words heal and some words hurt; some words are fun, and some words are not so fun.

In my experience, words are a primitive form of communicating with other people. Words can never capture the depth of my emotions or the true meaning of what I feel and say, nor can they accurately describe a situation or event.

Words can also cause dis-ease among people because of their variation of meanings. What do you think of when I say the word magic? Do you think of Sorcery, witchcraft, or demons? Do you think of illusion, trickery, and slight-of-hand? Or, do you think of the things in life that take your breath away?

Maybe it makes you think of all of them, but how do you know which meaning the writer is trying to express? It’s very easy to misunderstand a persons thoughts and emotions when there are so many variations of meanings to each word.

A more accurate way of understanding someone is by body language and energy, but since we can’t see the author of the book, blog, or any other source of reading material, how can we tell what the author is really trying to say beyond the words?

Sensing nature

Sensing nature

I believe the energy we feel when we write, gets transferred into the letters and literally becomes a part of our stories and articles; writers really do put a piece of themselves into their work. Have you ever read someone’s comment and felt anger, or happiness, or complacency? Or read a book and felt an excitement that you didn’t feel with other books that were about the same thing?

Maybe, just maybe, you sensed part of the energy that the author felt at the time of writing it?

You may be wondering how this pertains to nature, but this is the only way nature has ever communicated. Dogs don’t speak like cats, or birds like guinea pigs, but the energy and body language expressed by animals is sensed by all.

I challenge you can take one paragraph of whatever book, blog, or article you’re reading and try to sense what is being expressed behind the words, and try to see inside the heart and mind of the writer.

Heart of a writer

Heart of a writer


About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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