The power of words

Words are really pure magic!

They are not just simple tools that compose the mantras we use everytime we need to find ourselfs. Not at all. Think that they have a power fueled by the faith of tens of millions of minds, in the course of an impressive number of centuries.

That is why, in any language on this planet, the word that designates the „mother” is one of the most gentle ones, a sincere „I love you” melts frozen hearts by the superficiality of this century and a simple „thank you” is a reward offered as a present by the gods.

For whatever reason, the vocabulary of the world includes the uplifting words, and words composed of a lower vibration. These are words we use out of ignorance and unconscious and that hurt worse than wounds after a boxing match. These are the words that remain as „signs of good behavior” in the lives of those who come in contact with them.

I was sitting and thought, one of the most modern and demanding usages of words is the corporate practice of giving feedback. I know you know the rule is to provide feedback focused on the actions of an individual, not his personality. But one way or another, it seems incredibly difficult to put in a constructive light different faults, and the one receiving the feedback has first the sense of reprimand. You get lost in words meaning, and he / she cover his/her ears not to hear the idea of change, often crossing their arms, because clearly they are not going to listen.

I am sure that you went to trainings or read about feedback, so I am giving you a story about words and their power. If you like please tell me in a comment or and e-mail at [email protected]. Thank you and enjoy your reading 🙂

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might.

The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died.The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out.

When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

This story teaches two lessons:
1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.
2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them.

Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words… it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times.