It's strange, how much a single word can change one's life. How one simple spoken decision can impact your life in ways you never imagined. It's a wonder really.
We don't think much about what we say, but the truth of the matter is that a single yes or no can make wonders, let alone a sentence, or a speech!
It's amazing once we reflect on it for a while. Imagine with me … what if everything, and I mean everything, you say holds as you? What if whatever you speak you are accountable for? What if you are judged by what you say? Even more so, what if … your every word can be taken as a promise?
But isn't a word already a promise? Do they really mean different things? Or are they truly the same?
The truth is, you can wonder the same way about every question from the above. Everything you say holds as you. Whatever you speak you are accountable for. You are judged by what you say. Even more so, your every word can be taken as a promise…
The truth is that this is the truth.
More than once it has been said that we, people, are what we say. That we are the words we speak. It's true. Only people started talking and never stopped!
Silence is gold, they also say. Something I strongly believe in. Not only because I'm bad with spoken words, but because silence in itself, is not just that … it's much more.
Silence is thinking, it's dreaming, it's the stillness, it's the peace, the weighing up of things, the breath and what comes between heartbeats. Silence is what makes us talk, and what more than often speaks for us. Frankly, it's enough to remind ourselves that a moment of silence can speak more loudly than a thousand words.
It's through silence that I learned the value of a word … spoken so simply and scarcely, but holding meanings that can comprise the world.
Here's a related little poem I once read and liked:
The Power of Words
'Tis a strange mystery, the power of words!
Life is in them, and death. A word can send
The crimson colour hurrying to the cheek.
Hurrying with many meanings; or can turn
The current cold and deadly to the heart.
Anger and fear are in them; grief and joy
Are on their sound; yet slight, impalpable
A word is but a breath of passing air.
By Letitia Elizabeth Landon