Do you know how powerful your words are?
What’s the most powerful resource you have at your disposal, right now?
I would suggest that it is more than likely the word. Whether written or spoken, tweeted, blogged, texted, shouted, whispered or withheld, words have the potential to change the world around you in an instant. Equally, how you use or misuse the word can help prolong the status quo, keep you stuck in a rut.
Whether you realise it or not, words have changed your life. They may do so again today.
It’s all down to what you choose to say next, how you choose to employ your words.
In his excellent and thought-provoking book Manuscript Found In Accra, Paolo Coelho says:
“Some words are elegant, some can wound and destroy, but all are written with the same letters.”
We only have twenty-six letters from which to choose. But what we can do with those twenty-six letters is truly infinite.
The word is the most powerful resource you have at your disposal now. It’s best that you use it wisely.
What’s the most powerful thing you could do with words today? Will you choose to do it?
- Skrifmaskin, Underwood-maskin, Nordisk familjebok via Wikimedia Commons.
- Underwood typewriter 2008 via Wikimedia Commons.
Morning Michael. Again, thank you for sharing your wise and thoughtful words. One of the books that I love, although the subject is quite hard/taxing, is Die Wise, A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul. The writing is exquisite and Steven Jenkinson, the author, is a master at finding the right words, a few poems and quotes to make sense of the subject at hand. But he also makes clear repeatedly that ‘language is everything’ and I stand by that in all my strands of work and life. Language and the letters (of course) really are, even to native English speaker, everything. Take care my friend, Julian
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I wholeheartedly agree that “language is everything”. That sounds an interesting book, too, and the work of an author of whom I’d not previously heard.
Thank you for taking the time to read and to comment, sir.