Why Messages Matter

Messaging, or the act of transmitting information or ideas through communication channels, plays a vital role in shaping how we perceive ourselves and others. One of the first messages we often receive is “You are,” which prompts self-reflection and the message “I am.” The messages we receive from others and the ones we tell ourselves can have a significant impact on our understanding of human empowerment in the world.

Negative messaging, such as criticism or insults, can isolate, shut down, and harm an individual, while positive, uplifting messages can help us reach our full potential and bring about extraordinary positive change.

To shift our perspective and see the world more clearly, it is important to be mindful of the messages we create and send. This includes being aware of the messages we tell ourselves and share with others, as we strive for positivity and empowerment.

One effective way to create a message is by using the power of juxtaposition and surprise to redirect our attention toward hope and resilience. For example, during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the message “Soon We Will Hold Hands Again” aimed to inspire hope and resilience rather than dwelling on feelings of isolation and self-pity.

Instead of using a message like “Save the Planet,” which can be overwhelming and confusing, we can opt for something simple and positive like “Forests Are Beautiful.” This message taps into a universal truth and inspires a sense of wonder and appreciation. In 2023 and beyond, let’s strive to create and share positive messages that uplift and empower ourselves and others. Together, we can redirect human attention towards positivity and create a world that reflects our deepest values and desires, such as kindness, compassion, and sustainability. Remember to have fun and enjoy sharing great messages!

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