The Power of Words

On the power of what we say and write, and what we hear and read

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The words we speak or write possess great power. They go out into the world as an agent of our thoughts, and they do the bidding of those thoughts. Even if we say or write something that we don’t really mean, or that we don’t really want to believe, the words embody and empower our thoughts, and so give those thoughts license to impact the world on our behalf as they will.

words-639303_640That’s why we need to be careful with our words. If we want something wonderful to happen, but we’re afraid that it won’t, we must not validate our fears by embodying and empowering our thoughts about them with words. Let them remain unspoken, without form, and powerless.

Instead, evoke what you really want to happen by embodying and empowering those thoughts in hopeful and positive words. Thoughts embodied and empowered in hopeful and positive words will impact the world in hopeful and positive ways.

Still, something wonderful may not happen, in spite of our hopeful and positive words. But something wonderful certainly won’t happen if we embody and empower our thoughts about our fears. This is an often-overlooked power, and it’s one you can use freely if you so choose.

The words we hear or read also possess great power. They are in the world as an agent for someone’s thoughts, and they do the bidding of those thoughts. Even if they said or wrote something that they didn’t really mean, or that they didn’t really want to believe, the words embody and empower their thoughts, and so give those thoughts license to impact the world on their behalf as they will. They have the power to affect us all profoundly, if we let them.

But the words we hear and read are only information until we embrace them and allow them to reach our hearts. Some words, like positive conversation or good writing, we should embrace, and allow to reach our hearts, because they may allow us a glimpse from another’s perspective.

But some words we hear or read should make us question the source, and should make us ask what they really meant or what they really wanted to believe. And if what they meant or wanted to believe is untrue, or unkind, or unnecessary, then we should leave the words that we have heard or read in our ears and eyes, and not allow them into our hearts. Our hearts are the only place where those words can affect us.

After all, they’re nothing more than information, if we choose not embrace them and allow them into our hearts. This is an often-overlooked power, and it’s one you can use freely, if you so choose.

If words cannot improve upon the silence, then choose the silence.

Author: rudyblues57

A fellow traveler in our journey around the neighborhood thermonuclear explosion. Full of random thoughts and esoteric observations about the human condition, how we treat each other, and other detritus of life.

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