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”