Our Most Powerful Weapon

Words have power. Words have energy.

Words are really like a double-edged sword; they can either destroy or empower us. The powerful force of negative words cannot be underestimated.

We all know how upsetting and degrading it feels to be called insulting names or to be told that we are stupid or deficient in some way.

Harsh and cruel statements make deep and lifelong impressions in a person’s life. A derogatory sentence from someone we love and respect can stay with us always. It then becomes a belief that we are not good enough nor ever will be.

Often we use these sentences on ourselves; in the process, we are doing ourselves a great disservice. Our brain believes what we say.

Every negative word we use against ourselves is like a deadly weapon. It can begin to program a negative behaviour, becoming all-consuming and taking away any prospect for happiness.

You can’t take back the damaging effects of hurtful words if aimed at another person or to yourself. It can cause a life time of pain or broken relationships.

When someone is angry we tend to retaliate, when sometimes it would be better for all concerned to think before we speak. Our attitude, in that case, should be one of caution.

 “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill.

Gossip can cause immeasurable damage, oddly we never think of ourselves as a gossip, we will always apply the label to others. The sad thing is that people are inclined to enjoy a good gossip, except when it is about them. Gossiping robs us of time and energy; it also damages how others see us.

Often when conversing with friends, we have a tendency to use the words “I… me… myself” which at times can come across as self-indulgent.

Whereas using the words “we… us… our” can have a friendly team effect on the conversation.

We are defined by how and when we use our tongues; also by the words that leave our lips on a daily basis.

Think about some of our insecurities and fears.  Many of them probably originated from some off-handed remark made years ago.

The words that leave our mouth go into our ears as well as other people’s.  Depending on our words they can be damaging or beneficial.

All people have one thing in common; we all want to be liked.

It is through words that we create our lives and the world we live in. Therefore, it is important that we are aware of the words we use.

We all have the power to bring the feeling of love, happiness, success and wellbeing into our lives and the lives of others.

Everyone needs to hear words of encouragement. If words can hurt they can also heal, words like “I’m sorry”, “I love you”, “I am always here for you”.

People feel uplifted when they know that others care and understand what they are saying as well as how they feel.

Positive words help us sustain more energy.

When we speak we should speak with mindfulness, in a way to solidify peace and compassion in our characters.

Not only do words matter but also the tone in which we use words has a huge impact.

Words are wonderful when used in the proper way. They can encourage, edify and bring confidence to a person.

The right word spoken at the right time can actually be life-changing.

We should take a moment to think before we speak.

Words are a powerful weapon.

– Nancy


One thought on “Our Most Powerful Weapon

  1. Very well written, so accurate and to the point. As the saying goes far to often So many people forget to put their brain into gear , before they open their mouth,
    Keep up the good work


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