The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Encouraging words often inspire others to do their best for the sake of the one saying them. But hard phrases said softly can stimulate an enlightened state of mind that will make a person change their reality for their own sake.
Negatives pointed out without spite highlight the obvious to the oblivious in a non threatening way. Word use and how they are delivered is a subtle art. Considering all aspects often flavors the meaning enough to show you something important in a new way, which by rote expands your own understanding. Listen more deeply.
The words said by each of us and how we say them matters in ways we do not always comprehend, especially the ones we use with the internal voice that only we can hear. Echoes of what you tell yourself shadow features and darken lives. Pick gems to give yourself and enjoy the treasure of an altered reality.
The following text is from an email. Thank you Annie, it's always a pleasure to receive something that makes me think enough to wish to place it here.
THINK ABOUT IT
LET IT GROW
Your words, your dreams, and your thoughts have power to create conditions in your life. What you speak about, you can bring about. If you keep saying you can't stand your job, you might lose your job. If you keep saying you can't stand your body, your body can become sick. If you keep saying you can't stand your car, your car could be stolen or just stop operating. If you keep saying you're broke, guess what? You'll always be broke. If you keep saying you can't trust a man or trust a woman, you will always find someone in your life to hurt and betray you. If you keep saying you can't find a job, you will remain unemployed. If you keep saying you can't find someone to love you or believe in you, your very thought will attract more experiences to confirm your beliefs. If you keep talking about a divorce or break up in a relationship, then you might end up with it.
Turn your thoughts and conversations around to be more positive and power packed with faith, hope, love and action. Don't be afraid to believe that you can have what you want and deserve.
Watch your Thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your Habits, they become character.
Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settle for.