The use of the dictionary is very valuable, never assume you know a word!
Here is an example of what I am talking about:
The Word Thanks
In Websters New Dictionary the definition says:
an expression of gratitude.
Well that’s simple. But notice I made 2 words bold and remember, never assume you know what a word means. So now to help you get a full understanding of what thanks really is we begin this Quest.
- Look up expression
- Look up gratitude
- remember while your looking up the words the main key in the definition of thanks is expression of gratitude and ask your self “when your thankful do you give full expression of gratitude”? Be sure to Highlight gratitude in your mind because there is a feeling associated with this word (Thanks) that is over looked everyday in our life.
- Try to reach this feeling by looking deeper into the 1st two words above.
So I just did the steps above to a point and had my fingers separating about 5 sections to other key words throughout the dictionary in those definitions.
The word gratitude stays fairly simple and leads right back to it’s self in the word thankfulness
Definition of GRATITUDE
Definition of THANKFUL
Now note in your mind in the first definition the words “conscious of benefit received” and we know most everyone that says thanks, this is the reason.
in 2nd definition we are already on that path so lets go to number 3.
The word Glad
This is another word easily assumed that we know what it means. we may know part of it but do we know the full depths of it? same as the word we started with Thanks.
Definition of GLAD
Now we’re getting somewhere!
Everything in this word has to do with the feeling I mentioned above in My sentence #3.
You can continue on as far as you feel you need by choosing words out of these sentences now like:
I think you see where I am going with this by now, this is part of the Quest. I chose the simple path first by looking into the word gratitude and now I would go back to the word expression and sort through it like I just showed you on gratitude. The word expression may be a little more involved with more words to look up so I didn’t want to lose anyone’s interest and kept it simple and to the point by going the way I did.
Let the spirit Guide you through this Quest (as the same in the music) and notice the highlights the spirit gives to you whether physically by sight or spiritually within. Some may call it your 3rd eye.
Hopefully you read this far to see this and if so, Thanks!