When I think of the times I’ve said something I later regretted, they are more often than I’m proud of. I may have apologized but I am certain that my apology did not undo the hurt. Often, they were said out of anger, frustration, fear or some negative state of being to or about a family member, friend or stranger. The fact of the matter is, my words were a reflection of me and hadn’t anything to do with anyone I said them to.
I can remember, too, instances when I loved the kind words of others and its manifestation but didn’t appreciate when their words were unkind or hurtful. How ironic it is that our perspective on things change when we’re on the receiving end. I was irritated, sad and likely angry. At that moment, I thought only of myself and not that their words were a reflection of them and had nothing to do with me. Still, I took it personally.
As Don Miguel Ruiz nicely puts it in his book The Four Agreements, “Our word is the power that we have to create. Our word is pure magic and its misuse is black magic”. It is our most powerful tool we have we have as human beings. Regardless of what language we speak, our intentions manifest through the word. All that we dream, all that we feel and all that we really are, will be manifested through words.
Now that we are aware, let us use our words; knowing its power, to create great things for ourselves and others. Let us then our words; knowing its power, to release ourselves and others from spells that the misuse of words has placed us under. We have within us the power to create or destroy with our words. What we do with our power is ultimately up to us. LET US USE OUR MAGIC TO CREATE! Abra Cadabra with your words.
Learning. Being. Becoming.