The human animal is unique in that it has a thing called language
A prayer, a spell, a wish, an affirmation
It's essentially all the same action
But language tells us the degree to which one is possble
Riot versus rebellion
When you read those words did your posture change? did you tense up a bit? jaw get a little tight? pulse quicken a little?
This collection of letters and words and phrases and clauses that we just made up can change our physiology
Love. Compassion. Cooperation. Altruism. These words exist because we've seen enough of them in ourselves that we gave them names.
We know what we are capable of