04 August 2011

The Power of the Word

A person knowing the power of the word, becomes very careful of his conversation. He has only to watch the reaction of his words to know that they do ‘not return void’. Through his spoken word, man is continually making laws for himself.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

Don Miguel Ruiz’ first agreement is “Be Impeccable With the Word”.

I find it amazing how many people speak just to hear the sound of their own voices, or to fill the void of the silence.

Our words are one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal, yet we do not realize what an incredibly powerful tool it is.

Imagine you were given a ration of one thousand words each day.

What would you say?
Who would you say it to?

Something to think about.

So, just for today, be impeccable with your words speak only if it improves the silence!

1 comment:

Emme said...

My whole vocabulary would change if I only had a ration of 1000 words a day. It would be totally loving and totally empowering and I would speak it to those who initiate a conversation with me.

Thank You