The Power of Our Words

Our words have power.  We create through our language.  Our thoughts create our words which in turn create our actions, character, and lives.  I have heard many different variations of the idea that our words have power, and never before have I understood this concept more than I do now.

I teach yoga, and I’ve started offering little affirmations like, “I am strong,” or “I am peaceful,” when I see a student, say, having a hard time in a balancing posture.  Almost immediately, the student’s energy will shift.  Amazing.

Conversely, I was recently traveling and decided to watch television for a whole evening.  I don’t have TV at home and am pretty selective about the media I consume.  One hour of watching the news left me about as uncomfortable as I would have been having eaten a Big Mac and fries for dinner.  Every other sentence included one of the following words: terror, fear, murder, arson, war, anger, fight, victim, gunned down, kidnapping, or trial.  I’m sorry, yes, those things all happen, but that is not the reality I choose.

Let us be conscious and careful with our words – those we say to ourselves and each other, as well as those we consume.  Our words have great power.  They can lift people up, ignite sparks of truth, or break people down.  People become what we call them.  Choose love and be a stand for greatness in yourself and all those you touch.

Check out this work by Dr. Masaru Emoto, who showed molecular changes in water exposed to different words.  Consider just how powerful your thoughts and words are, and please, choose them lovingly.

Remember, attitude is everything!

♥ 90 Days of Love: 30/90 loving choices. 
Little choices + time =  wholehearted change.

Photo Credit: Dr. Masaru Emoto’s water crystal study, “Hope”


  1. Fall Forward on March 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Words seem to be the first to go when we get lazy. They are the consummate historians of our mistakes. They are the makers of first impressions and of lasting legacies alike. Your call to mindfullness with words is well said(no pun intended).

    We speak and we write when we have something to convey. We only know this when we possess intention. Consciousness leads to intention. Everything that is conscious speaks that basic language…apparently even water. I thank Dr. Masaru for making me even more paranoid of what might be hiding in my glass of water.

  2. Liana on March 27, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I haven’t seen the water/Dr. Emoto experiment in a while! I feel we intuitively know that our language, how we put things, carries weight beyond just the words and immediate moment. They stick to us. They can shape us and that can be positive and negative. Being mindful (as always) of this can help us to shake the bad (maybe make changes, too, if they were constructive words) and keep the good (assuming they’re uplifting and genuine). Aaah, deep thoughts for the day. Thanks for that:)

    • Stephanie on March 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

      Hi, Liana –

      Yes, thanks for sharing. I think we intuitively do know this, but for the most part, we are not acting like it! We must be mindful. Our words must be a conscious choice. We start to model loving language for younger generations. They’re the ones that need our encouragement most!

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