Monday, May 7, 2012

The Power of Words


Words are probably the most powerful tools of all. They can hit you harder than a hammer and can wreck havoc in your peaceful life. Few wrong words and your relationship can suffer irreparable damage. But we often forget that words also have the power to heal any wound faster than anything else.

Words are not a plain combination of alphabets, they are the carriers of meanings, of one’s thoughts and one’s state of mind. When words are read as thoughts or emotions, the real power of words can help, inspire, encourage, and motivate us.

How can you neglect the immense power of some hand written words on a piece of note? When you are upset nothing comes close to those words of affirmation that make you feel better instantly.

The power of a book lies in its words. No wonder some movie quotes become eternal aphorisms.
Every emotion like love, laughter, rage, anger, hatred, motivation, discouragement, oppression, depression and every other emotion that we human beings feel can be invoked by words. Beauty of life lies in utilizing this stupendous ability of words in making someone’s day, if not life.
Speak words that are motivating, uplifting and soothing. I remember spending a large part of my life in being a person who had never uttered anything rude to anyone. Though in the recent past there are incidents when I have hurt my dear ones, I now make a deliberate attempt of becoming the same sane person I was until a few years ago.

I truly understand what words can make of a person. I have experienced their utter importance both as an encouragement and a deterrent.

One should always make the best possible use of these pathos laden words to spread happiness, love and compassion around because a word once uttered can not be reverted back!

You say a nice thing to somebody and you can spoil it by saying something nasty the next minute but once you offend someone by your words, it will take a long time to heal the wound. It is easier to heal wounds given by someone else but it is extremely difficult to cover up the damages of your own giving.

Even in a marriage or any relationship, the gift of words of affirmation can not be underestimated. I know how it makes my day or rather days at a stretch when my hubby showers me with compliments early in the morning. In Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages, words of affirmation is also included!

Here is a passage that I adore not only for its beauty of language but also for the message it conveys in simple words.

How words can transform your life can be seen in this beautiful passage from the book The Power of One by Bryce Courtney:

"He would often use an analogy from nature. 'Ja, Peekay, always in life an idea starts small, it is only a sapling idea, but the vines will come and they will try to choke your idea so it cannot grow and it will die and you will never know you had a big idea, an idea so big it could have grown thirty metres through the dark canopy of leaves and touched the face of the sky.' He looked at me and continued, 'The vines are people who are afraid of originality, of new thinking; most people you encounter will be vines, when you are a young plant they are very dangerous.' His piercing blue eyes looked into mine. 'Always listen to yourself, Peekay. It is better to be wrong than simply to follow convention. If you are wrong, no matter, you have learned something and you will grow stronger. If you are right you have taken another step towards a fulfilling life.' "

Since I have written about words today, I think it is a good time for you all to download my ebook ‘The Gift of Words’ for free. This ebook is a collection of more than 80 quotes on Motivation, Happiness and Love and also contains 10 True Inspiring stories of real people to inspire you. Download it here.

9 comments:

  1. I have read Five languages of Love for children and loved it. Looking forward to read the Five Languages of Love for Couples too. :)

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    1. Swapna.. you must read it.. its an amazing book..

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  2. The ebook is a lovely compilation, Surabhi. Thank you ! :)

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    1. Thanks to you Swathi.. for the sweet words. I am very glad you liked it. :)

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  3. I totally agree. Words are powerful." Be careful of the words you say,Keep them short and sweet.You never know, from day to day,Which ones you'll have to eat."- Anonymous

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    1. PK.. thats sooo very well said. Thanks for being here :)

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  4. great as usual Surabhi.....a communication gap, often messes up the things which could have been otherwise easy to sort out :)

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