“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