The Power of Words

When you hear the word Power what do you think of immediately?  Often people visual physical power like superheroes like Superman or Spiderman or having the ability to do something.  There is however another kind of power, the kind that we look at when we study the Twelve Powers and that is the Power of the spoken word.

Anyone who has ever been called names as a child or an adult can attest to the fact that words can hurt as much as physical force.  Words have the ability for good and bad.  They can stir up people to do great things as well as horrific things.

How much attention do you to give the words you speak?  Every word we speak – not just to others – but also the ones we tell ourselves, can help to keep us down or to allow us to soar.

Here are three questions to ask yourself before you speak that are attributed to Socrates.

Is it true?

Is it necessary?

Is it kind?

Ask yourself these simple questions, not just about what you say to others, but also the words we say to ourselves.

Quote of the Week

“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” 

Yehuda Berg

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