Throw a quick glance at any corner in my house and you will be enveloped in powerful positive words. Because even though words cannot change reality, they can change how reality is perceived, and perception is half the battle.
Words have power and carry energy. Danielle LaPorte, author of White Hot Truth wanted to show her kids this fact. For 10 days, she and her kids said positive words to one-half of an apple, and negative words to another. The results as depicted below, show that both halves of the apple look decayed, but one is significantly worse than the other.
The results as depicted below, show that both halves of the apple look decayed, but one is significantly worse than the other.
This experiment and many others like it are rooted in the ideology of Dr. Emoto Masaru, a Japanese author, researcher, photographer and entrepreneur. He believed that water was a “blueprint for our reality” and that emotional “energies” and “vibrations” could change the physical structure of water.
In his experiment, he had 1,900 of his followers focus feelings of gratitude towards water stored in bottles. The bottles were then frozen and the crystalline formations inspected. The gratitude-focused crystals were rated slightly more “beautiful” than one set of control crystals, and slightly less “beautiful” than the other controls. The findings of this experiment were published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration in 2008.
If we have to speak, we should speak with mindfulness. Not just with regard to the words used but also to the tone, for in the words of Yehuda Berg “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”
Never underestimate the power your words can have. Talk is not cheap. Words cost something. Use them carelessly and the price you pay will be astronomical.
Ephesians 4:29: Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
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