Words, what are words?
Are they just the sounds of our thoughts? Are words just the silence-breakers?
Most of us are oblivious to the enormous power words hold. They can calm or harm people, confuse or illuminate people, attract or repel people. They can even start or stop wars. Words are spoken as marriage vows and also as awful arguments leading to divorce. Soft words can soothe your soul whereas rude words cut you deep. Whereas words are inactive when they are in your mind. Thoughts are neutral unless spoken.
“One kind word can change someone’s entire day.”
Communication is a skill, and you ought to master it in order to survive rightfully in this pretentious world. One must learn to convince your thoughts correctly by the right choice of words. If you are in need of something, you should know how to ask for it. If you are annoyed by someone you should know how to take care of the situation. If somebody is already on the top of his/her voice then arguing back, just because you are right, would just worsen the situation and cause strains in your relationship with that person. Instead if you let go of the argument for the moment and bring it up later in a casual talk just to let the other person know their mistakes politely would settle things without any hassle.
We all have bad days, when we are just exhausted, impatient, frustrated or totally angry and sometimes all those emotions are poured on someone innocent, someone we love, someone we care, someone who looks up to us as an idol. Those emotions when spewed out at our loved ones as vile words are agonizing at that moment, can be forgiven later but can never be forgotten.
“Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you, may stick with someone else for a lifetime.”Rachel Wolchin
Controlling your defiant tongue is an art in itself and as any other art, it requires effort, patience, commitment and practice. Our tongues can be tamed by inculcating some simple values in our daily lives. I have listed some of them for you.
- Enrich your heart, mind and soul with positivity, purity and politeness and deprive it of thoughts leading to words of destruction.
- Be conscious of your words when you speak. Think about the consequences taking into consideration, the state of mind of the other person.
- Practice speaking words which can lighten up the environment around you. Try to give up on complaining about yourself or others. Speak words that inspire yourself as well as people around you.
- Find yourself in better situations which are filled with abundance and gratitude.