Sticks and stones may break my bones [Are we still doing this?]

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I’m sure we all remember the other half of this:

“Sticks and stone may break my bones……….

But names will never hurt me”

Often said to someone who’s being mean to us in the playground.

Name calling very much feels like something that happened at school doesn’t it?

But it often doesn’t stop there.

We often carry on, without realising it.

We might think that we’re giving someone a ‘label’ to identify them in some way.

Calling them a ‘Karen’?

Referring to someone as being a “dickhead” perhaps?

Maybe “a prick”?

Or a “knobhead”?

Even describing them as “negative”?

Or “toxic”?

A “hater” perhaps?

All names aren’t they?

Why are the names we might call someone else any more ok than the names we hate other people calling us?

We call people names to, essentially, write them off.

To make us right………

And them wrong.

One of the most powerful things we can ever do…………..

For our innner peace………..

And for how we show up in the world as the best version of ourselves………..

Is to let go of the need to be right!

Much love,

Jon ‘Eothen’ Hall

About The Author

Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.