7 Words - a different way of thinking
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.
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:
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.
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
Kindle Version £4.65
Hard Copy £9.95 + P&S
John Wilkes, Head of Risk and Value, Anglian Water Services
Having worked with James Burgess and used 7 Words as a business tool, I can clearly see that it works. I can recommend its use, whatever your business issue.
John Lavan, Senior Partner, Sarras Management Consulting
If you want to change the way you think - and improve results - apply 7 Words!
Sandra Bagdonaite, Clinical Psychologist, Kaunas
I am working as a psychologist in an orphanage. The 7 Words system helped me to understand what kind of energy these children need; the more I study 7 Words, the deeper are the understandings that come to me.
Dom Sakoilsky, Relate Manager, Bristol
7 words is a life-changing system which clearly highlights areas of our being / relationships / psyche. It is an insightful doorway which invites the participant to wake up to a clearer way of being!
Louise Bennett, Stoke
7W has become a powerful tool in my life and as a Relaxed Birth and Parenting Practitioner; it offers valuable insights into clients. It has transformed the way I think and helped me in my relationships.
Margie McCallum, Death and Dying Counsellor, Findhorn
I have just been back through my responses to DLP and am amazed at the depth and breadth of what I explored: it is a hugely powerful self-development tool.
Gintare Balcytyte, Vilnius
I use ‘7 words’ as a coloured glass when the sight gets blurry and messy. There are even seven colours which help me to observe the variety of life itself but at the same time to obtain the balance.
Graham Martin, Newcastle
7Words has both gravitas and simplicity. It takes over where traditional psychiatry and psychology leave off. It should be available on the NHS! It has facilitated the balancing of different aspects of my personality and moved me much closer towards full personal empowerment. Here are 7 Words about 7Words: inspirational, instigatory, empowering, motivational, transformative, balancing, and healing.
Ernesta Dziovalaite, Vilnius
The DLP course has accompanied me through very significant life changes for the past year or two. The clarity afforded by the beautifully simple 7 Words system is like a beacon, which reveals universal patterns reflected in one's life, giving a constant sense of direction and self-confidence.