I’m obsessed with learning new words: each one opens doors in my mind, gives me a deeper awareness and allows me to think differently
When we name experiences, they become a real at another level because they become a concept we share with others. Without the word “love”, you can feel the emotion, but you can’t communicate it. The moment you can name the feeling “love” and tell someone “I love you”, something magical happens.
We make sense of the world through the words we use. The words we use create the world we live in. We can describe our experiences, our thoughts and our feelings. When we learn a new word, a new concept crystallizes in our mind. When we can name something, it feels like it’s more real.
In Costa Rica, I discovered the expression “Pura Vida” (Spanish for “pure life”). It is the most common expression here in Costa Rica , to the extend that locals say it all the time and really use it for everything: