There are 7 fundamental principles of life described by these 7 primary words:
No, Hello, Thanks, Goodbye, Please, Sorry and Yes
How is this useful?
The method is universally applicable, its applications ranging from love affairs to business management, from self-development to communication skills. In every case, the use of this way of thinking brings greater clarity and increased effectiveness, no matter what the purpose.
How you will benefit from this wisdom
Self-improvement, personal development, spiritual growth - however it is called - is not theoretical, nor is it an unattainable mystery. To become fulfilled, less troubled and constantly optimistic is a completely realisable goal for anyone with the will to progress and the wisdom to choose a path and guidance. There are 7 aspects of life to learn about - one for each of the 7 words - and by following this training, they can be mastered and practised with a totally reasonable expectation of success and the resultant happiness.
You will be surprised how incisive these questionnaires are! In just a few minutes you will discover a few little secrets about yourself that you have been rather reluctant to admit - and ways to deal with the issues that come up when you do. Happiness doesn't have to be a wispy fantasy or a nostalgic recollection, it can be the inevitable result of a series of carefully considered choices. The secret has a lot to do with becoming very clear about what's wrong with your life.
Words are powerful
Words are powerful, yet we all misuse them. Even the 7 primary words are employed inaccurately to give ambiguous messages. Deception, lies, and uncertainty are the inevitable result - and then our minds become a jumble of confusion instead of sharp arrows of comprehension and intention as designed. Nor is this all about mind; at the core, it is a path of heart. The emotional and physical aspects of life are each blemished by our misuse of simple words, because fundamental life issues are so badly mismanaged.
The system in brief
Each of the 7 words represents and describes an attitude or approach to life situations, and we need to master them all in order to have the necessary range of skill and understanding to deal with whatever comes up. When we have this ability then everything is made clear and possible. Below is found the core teachings - which is that each of the 7 words has a fundamental essence that can be easily understood by considering their 4 keywords. It is an intuitive system that requires nothing more than a basic understanding and then an indefinite amount of practice.
We all have strengths and weaknesses and we can study these more carefully and clearly if they are identified. Using a simple questionnaire it is easily possible to determine whether at the moment you consider yourself strong or weak with each of the 7 Words. You might have a strong No and a weak Hello for example - and this is descriptive of your personality type. The types are listed here: LINK
the 7 words system
No Hello Thanks Goodbye Please Sorry Yes
Practical Guide to the 7 Words System
by James Burgess
For leaders and students
All the teaching material for the 7 Wisdoms course and DLP, including 40 exercises, articles, Sufi explanations of the Planes of Consciousness, tips on Q21 including commentary on each question, also information about dysfunctions and weaknesses, and various current applications of the system.
Chapters organised by primary words for ease of study
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