Trying to live with an emphasis on our words is essential, for we often underestimate our words’ power in life. Words play a role in our psyche as well as the mentality of others. As a result, we must remain aware of how we use our terms, hopefully for good but likely for bad. Our primary goal should be to try and make the world better, and it is easy to achieve this through the power of using our voice.
Imagine if we didn’t have actions. Our words would mean everything. Consider how this would affect the world we live in, both personally and on a global scale. Without non-verbal gestures, we would be dragged down by negativity because of the sheer volume of negativity we express verbally. Often, our verbal negativity influences our physicality and body language, too, as a result.
Mindfulness can help us establish our words’ power and the internalisation of our words as thoughts. A helpful exercise is to note down the negative thing you say every time you say it – take time to analyse the negativity that escapes your mouth and consider how the words impact you. This may seem a difficult task, but it gets easier with practice. As a result of functions like this, we can establish with more significant effect how powerful our negative words are, how they can influence our actions and our mentality both individually and collectively.
Mean What you Say
This can be a hard one to grasp, but if we intend to live with accountability and responsibility for the effect we have on others and ourselves, we have to mean what we say. If we mean to live by what we say, we must carefully monitor how we speak and aim to create a positive atmosphere with the power of our words. This comes to us better with practice, and through the use of the tools mentioned above, but if we grasp and realise the negativity we are expressing, we can grow as individuals with less negativity, and learn to express the negativity we feel in more constructive ways, rather than retaining it or spreading it to others.
Guided meditation provides possibly the most effective tool for thought control, and therefore word control, that can aid us as individuals. Mindful activities, such as guided meditation, provide us with encouragement and support in creating a more positive world for the sake of ourselves and others. By learning tools such as controlling the breath, observing the thoughts from a clear distance and engaging with positivity through tools such as affirmation and visualisation, increasing the positivity of our speech and, therefore, our lives become more accessible. Guided meditation is suitable for all demographics and aids in providing a greater sense of universal positivity through such techniques. Everyone can learn to harness the power they have within them purely for the sake of good.