Dear readers, words are powerful stuff. That is certainly no secret, nonetheless people don’t give to much thought when speaking their mind and dumping all their views and opinions at large.
And “at large” now a days is really easy when you utilize the wide variety of social platforms that are available to just dump anything at anytime. Which is by the way our default way of acting.
There is a popular saying that goes like this (I think) “Bricks and bones can hurt my bones, but words can never hurt me.” I personally would rewrite it and say, “Bricks and bones can hurt my bones, and words can deeply hurt me.”. Words can hurt you beyond anything, they sink into our souls like heavy vessels made out of the best metal.
Words stay with us forever.
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Words that are uttered in anger resonate in our minds and are replayed thousands of times during our lifetime.
The thing is that after receiving them it’s dam hard to let them go.
I’ve tried to transform my thinking to an extent. However, I’m just human so now and then it gets difficult to follow through on my practice of letting go.
Each night when I go to bed, I visualize five things to let go. Some our acts, others are words. The curious thing is that contradictory or adverse life events our easier than words spoken to me. I cling to them!!!
Words hurt more when we are vulnerable.
Probably that’s why people say that life has “toughened” them up. Which basically means that they have created coping mechanisms where shields and walls have been erected. The negative side of that would be that feeling are safely tucked away, however we run into the risk of being stripped of our sensibilities as well, and fear creeps up on you fast and furiously.
What would be a great solution?
Just to remain quiet.
In the pockets of our souls quiet and solitude are precious gems.
Becoming mindful embraces many aspects of our lives.
It would be tremendously generous not only to ourselves, but to others to be careful and watchful of our reactive responses. We don’t need to become Judge Judy to humanity. At the end of the day we are only just humans, all of us full of good and bad. What we probably would need is to have our good always ready and nourished so it can overcome our bad.
Even if it sounds corny, love and compassion are the best choices any human can make. Both give us joy and make our lives so much more meaningful.
Now a days I try to remain quiet out of love. Being watchful of my words, so when I’m gone the words I’ve spoken resonate as a loving whisper of compassion and kindness and not as a whip of hatred and cruelty.
But hey, I’m only human, transforming myself takes a lot of work so that’s why I practice each day walking under God’s amazing grace and love.
So next time you feel like pouring out some steam through your words, try writing them down and seeing them for what they are, powerful weapons of destruction or construction. You get to choose what’s it going to be.
Thanks for stopping by and remember to be kind to yourself and to others. See you around the corner. Hasta pronto!