Bless The World With Words

“Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world.” ~ Lawrence G. Lovasik

We communicate primarily through words. We are responsible for our words, spoken or written, so we mustn’t take the words we use to express ourselves lightly. Not only do we need to choose our words wisely but we must consider the tone in which we speak them. Emphasis on any particular word in a sentence can change the meaning entirely for the person who is listening.

We speak (or write) because we want to be heard. However, everything we wish to say does not need to be heard. Sometimes we simply need a release. This is where the healing power of writing and discernment come in. We get what we need to say out, but no one needs to read it. It’s kind of like not publishing everything we write on our blogs.

We speak with our voices and our hands. We talk. We sing. We wave about. Self expression is the gift of life. Predominantly we use our words. Our major gift to the world is our art whether it is a work of words, a string of music, carved wood, chiseled rock, a conglomeration of brush strokes, or stitches and fabric… We have the ability to touch others when we are unable to convey our feelings in words.

The means of self expression is probably why I love the Blues so much. The Blues are almost primitive so to speak. When there were no words to say what one was feeling, he/she uttered and moaned. They shared their pain, and others empathized. Music moves us. With and without words, it can bring us to our knees or lift us in the air.

Words can make or break a soul. How often do we speak before we think? How many feelings have we hurt because of it? How many times have we been recipients of the same infraction? How often have rumors or misunderstandings harmed relationships in your life? Most of us are right where we are in life due to the journey of words. Inspiring or crippling, words embark us on our journey of life. And there are always words left unsaid in every life that could have changed the course of events. If you have a loving or kind word to share don’t keep it to yourself.

Words carry weight and bear fruit. Yes, every word is capable of bringing about a response. It can be a negative consequence or it can be the birth of better things. Let your voice be a bearer of good fruit.

Words are powerful. Words can hurt or heal. Words can manipulate or encourage. The choice is ours. We can choose to use our words to build one another up. We can instill confidence and inspire others through our speech. We have the power of love and harmony in our hearts and mouths. We can choose to use the energy of words to bless humanity. We can heal the world one word at a time. Yes, we can…and it starts with each one of us.

Spin Cycle: Words

37 thoughts on “Bless The World With Words

  1. Amen to everything you wrote. May I point to a link between words and the music you refer to? Our words are enfolded within the context of music. Given the same words, the music behind them may be uplifting or cutting. Tuning into our “music” (known in writing as “voice”) may be more of a challenge than becoming aware of the impact of the words themselves.

    • How true.
      Finding one’s writing voice can be difficult but when you write from the heart it sort of flows…is that my voice? While I see voice in much I read, I don’t know if mine shows or not. Even when I think I’ve chosen the perfect words to convey something, it still doesn’t always come across the way I intend.

  2. I write a Journal and when i read what i have written again sometime later i am often amazed by how many times someone else’s words have healed me when i was overcome with life.

  3. This post is so FULL of brilliant insight, Suzi!

    “We get what we need to say out, but no one needs to read it. It’s kind of like not publishing everything we write on our blogs.”

    You are so right because I can’t tell you how many times I wrote something to just ‘get it out’ and planned on posting it on my blog, but then realized it was written only as a means of release, and not something I really wanted to share online.

    Blogging has taught me so many valuable things about “thinking and feeling” before saying it aloud. Blogging has truly made me a more conscious communicator.

    Have a wonderful day, my friend….X

    P.S. great photo, Dirt Man!

  4. Beautifully said. You definitely have a way with words. This is a great reminder of the strength and importance of choosing our words.

    You are linked!

  5. Love the picture and the sentiments in the post. Words are very powerful, and I know I’d rather pick someone up with them than knock them down. Something to keep in mind before I speak.

  6. I try really hard to temper my words before they spill out of my mouth, but I’m sure sometimes I’m guilty of a sharp-sword tongue. This is a wonderful reminder that words can wound as deeply as any weapon.

  7. There are a lot of versions of THINK that have gone around. The one on Facebook that I copied and have on my computer is of a child with bright blue eyes holding his finger over his lips. Running down the right side in capital letters is THINK. On the top is says:

    “Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is . . .”

    On the left side it says:

    T-rue?
    H-elpful?
    I-nspiring?
    N-ecessary?
    K-ind?

    And the bottom says:

    “If the answer is NO, maybe what you are bout say should be left unsaid.”

    So like you said, if is not going to bear good fruit, maybe it should be said.

    Great post. Thank you.

  8. Very well put. Words can build or break. Then there are those times when you are searching for the right word and break the rhythm of the conversation.

    Thanks for a thought provoking spin.

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