Watch your words, they matter. Words can uplift, or tear down, depending on how you use them.
Your words contain power. Without even realizing it, you can be imprint them on a soul forever, even if you didn’t mean for it to happen. Words can heal and help or wound and hurt. Be conscious of this and use them wisely. When we use words that are positive, they bring joy. Words like, ‘I love you, I appreciate you, way to go, you are awesome, even thank you,’ can all bring joy to another person. Positive words can make one feel valued.
The stronger our words, the stronger the emotional bond. Words spoken in anger can leave emotional scars on a person, depriving them of the happiness they deserve.
Look back over your life, identify when someone’s words hurt you. Do you still carry the weight of those words around with you? How do they make you feel about yourself, and the person who said them? Now, focus on something positive that someone said to you, such as words of love, gratitude, or recognition. How did those words make you feel about yourself and the person who said them? Do you notice the difference between the two states?
When we understand and can associate how words make us feel, we are more aware of the power our own words have on another. Approaching it in this way makes each interaction more purposeful and meaningful. We are more aware and, in being so, we are more careful about the words we choose.
I’ve seen too many people on social media trying to hurt others. They give no thought, or perhaps they do, to the impact their words have on the person. I’ve never understood this. How can someone bring another person, who they don’t even know, to tears? There is no genuine joy to be had from that kind of interaction.
Our internal dialogue with ourselves is just as important. When we put ourselves down, or find fault, we embed those thoughts, those words, into our subconscious, carrying them around with us wherever we go. Be kind to yourself, using words to uplift. Find joy, not fault. Embed the positive words and emotions, purging the negative.
Always be cognizant of the impact your words have on others and yourself, and watch your words. Choose them carefully, and never forget that words matter.
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