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Why It Is So Important To Realize The Impact Of How We Use Words

Be careful about your sayings; you might become what you say. You attract what you speak!

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After reading an article from the Quebecer speaker and writer Mr. Marc-André Morel this morning about the way we speak and use our language.

It opened my mind about how we use words and how we are careless about them. Primarily by habits, I can say.

In his article, Vous n’êtes pas ce qui vous arrive (You are not what happens to you), Mr. Morel invites us to think about the power, most of the time unconsciously used, of the words: I and MY…

We tend to bring and relate everything to us.

I am Sick; my divorce; I am tired, my car, my house, my family, my job, my company, my cancer, my wife, etc.

See, it is all about ME, our ego but, nothing really belongs to us. I do not own my wife nor my family.

Even when we are sick, we tend to own the sickness; MY cancer? Wow. These words are powerful when we think about them.

I always tried to be careful about how I speak and how I use my languages, but I never took the time to think about how I used the words and what kind of impact they could have in my subconscious.

More often, your repeat something to yourself and you will end up believing it, become it. That is what happens to people who are liars.

“…But the human tongue is a beast that few can master. It constantly strains to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will run wild and cause you grief.” -Unknown.

So, is it possible to reprogram our way of talking? For sure, it is. Up to a certain point.

For example, instead of saying “MY cancer,” saying “THE cancer” changes its perception. It no longer belongs to us. It becomes impersonal. It is like saying: The flower. It will make a real difference in our subconscious.

I know some will say that it is just a way of speaking but, that is the point. If we can change these tiny little misusages of the words we use, we might become happier, less stressed, more positive.

By appropriating everything, we are careless about all the negativity we accept, unconsciously, to put in our head all the time. The bombardment never ends.

The first step is to realize it for ourselves and then do the same when we speak to others.

“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg.

Becoming conscious about the words we use with others is our responsibility. The fact that we can speak gives us great power; then, with great powers comes great responsibilities too.

We can make or break anybody with our words. How many times in our history have words started a conflict, even wars.

We have created religions to manipulate the masses with words. Nowadays, it is the purpose of some media to do so.

As writers, we care about the words we choose for our articles so, why do we not when we speak?

I invite you to take a few minutes to think about it. Realize what you are saying to yourself and others. It may bring significant changes in your life!

Have a great one!

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