by Michele Tampa Hoag, E-RYT
Just for one week consider this....
Recently, a friend and mentor of mine posted the following quotation from Jeff Brown – “Words. So powerful. They can crush a heart, or heal it. They can shame a soul, or liberate it. They can shatter dreams, or energize them. They can obstruct connection, or invite it. They can create defenses, or melt them. We have to use words wisely.”
My Grandmother always told me “you can say almost anything to anyone, however, it is all about HOW you say it”. What if, for one week – we took this advice to heart? What if, for one week, we used our words to heal hearts, liberate souls, energize dreams, to connect and melt defenses (and, that includes the “talks” that we have with ourselves)? What if, for one week, we consciously chose to use our words wisely; to lift up what we love rather than tearing down what we hate? What if, for one week, we really stopped to think before we react or speak?
What do you think the results would be? Here are my thoughts – we would improve the relationships that we have, we would cultivate positive energy and create new relationships, we would spend one week helping to eliminate anger, hostility and mistrust. For one week, please challenge yourself to ask one simple question before you speak – that question is -- “how would I feel if those thoughts or words were directed to me?” – for one week, before you speak, make certain that the answer to that question is – “I’d feel pretty darn good!”
Use your words wisely for one full week, and see what riches next week might bring. I'd love to hear from you!
Love to all,