|All the World’s a Stage. You write the text. You pick your transitive verbs.|
Words are powerful. We talk about that all the time. The Intention behind our words is just as powerful, maybe more so.
At the Center for Spiritual Living we talk a lot about “Tools for Transformation.” In fact this month is dedicated to Meditation, a primary tool for transformation.
Many moons ago I studied Method Acting both in Seattle and Los Angeles. These were small studios which were experimental in nature and very ‘craft driven.” We were expected to describe and share our techniques.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about the use of “transitive verbs.” I think if used properly Transitive Verbs could qualify as a Tool for Transformation.
An example will make this more clear.
Transitive verbs could be:
- to share good news
- to correct a mistake
- to teach a lesson
Now remember we were using these to create drama and conflict. Even comedy is about conflict. I am a bit out of practice now but we used to really have fun crafting especially meaty phrases that appealed to us emotionally.
- to expose the lie
- to shame an inferior
- to incite jealousy [in the other player]
All of these actions or transitive verbs could be put behind almost any text. Just think about the simple exchange of “thank you” and your imagination will start to think of all that could be put into those words.
The words you choose are not the end all of your communication.
You choose what you do with your words.
- to speak my truth with joy
- to gently caress a heart that’s hurting
- to share a friend’s joy
Set your intention? Speak with Care.