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The Power of Words

Updated: Jun 19, 2021

If we are to learn anything from the tragic death of Caroline Flack, let it be about the power of words. Words can be both poison and medicine. We can all recall personal times of both. It is all in the intention with which they are spoken. Before speaking or texting or posting today; ask yourself: “What is my intention?” “Is it to judge so that I am less judged?” “Is it to compare myself to someone else so that I know that I am where I should be?” “Is it to teach someone a lesson that they can learn without my intervention?” “What is the joy of passing on a nugget of gossip; a secret?” There will never be no consequences. We tattoo ourselves and others with words. Most damaging or healing are the words we use towards ourselves. What do you tell yourself every day? What is it that you actually need to hear every day? “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can hurt or heal me.” Just for today speak your truth consciously or stay quiet and bear witness to what is going on within you.

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