A man had told half-truths about the local rabbi that, overcome by remorse, he begged the rabbi to forgive him.
“And, Rabbi, tell me how I can make amends.”
The rabbi sighed,”Take two pillows, go to the public square and there cut the pillows open.
Wave them in the air. Then come back.”
The man quickly went home, got two pillows and a knife, hastened to the square, cut the pillows open,waved them in the air and hastened back to the rabbi’s chambers.
“I did just what you said, Rabbi!”
“Good.” The rabbi smiled. “Now, to realize how much harm is done by gossip, go back to the square…”
“And?” Asked the man.
“And collect all your feathers.”The Rabbi replied.
Your Word Has the Power to Bring Passion or Poison
Very simply the power of your word is to use your Word in the direction of love and truth
Your Word (upper case) has to do with the power you have to create through every kind of expression you make.
You create through multiple types of expression including emotions, attitude, actions, what you refrain from, and what you express your faith in.
The word is a force; it is the power you have to communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life.
The word is the most powerful tool you have, but like a sword with two edges, your word can create the most beautiful dream or your word can destroy everything around you.
One edge of the sword is the misuse of the word, which creates a living hell.
The other edge is the promise of the word, which will only create beauty, love and heaven on earth.
The human mind is like a fertile ground where seeds are continually being planted.
The seeds are opinions, ideas, and concepts. The word is powerful; we plant a seed, a thought, and it grows.
We thoughtlessly cast poison on each other all the time with our opinions. Someone gives an opinion and says, “Look, that child is ugly.” The child listens, believes she is ugly, and grows up with this idea.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful she is; as long as she has taken in the poison, she will believe that she is ugly.
These types of agreements are difficult to break. Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system.
The Power of Your Word in Discovering Yourself
Also means to refrain from spreading gossip.
Gossip can be compared to a computer virus. A virus is a piece of computer language written with a harmful intent.
This code is inserted into the program of your awareness. After this code has been introduced, your computer doesn’t work right anymore.
In the same way, one little piece of misinformation can break down communication between people causing mistrust and separation
Church members were unappreciative of her activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.
She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his pickup truck parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon.
She commented to George and others that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing.
George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just walked away. He didn’t explain, defend, or deny; he said nothing.
Later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred’s house… and left it there all night!
With your words you have the power to lift people up and inspire them towards love.
You also have the power to put them down. When you believe the words of another you are using your power to create your own emotional suffering.
When we are children we do not learn how to use this power.
By the time we are teenagers we use our words out of habit and do not know what we do.
You have the power to create happiness through the expression of love and truth.
You also have the power to create emotional suffering in yourself, and in others depending on how you use your word.
When you hurt yourself or another there is a way to ease and heal that suffering in yourself and in another.
In an earlier blog “How Not to Become Anxious”
I explored how the words we say to ourselves can either give us strength and clarity or anxiety and confusion.
The words you say are powerful in Discovering Yourself.
“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success”
Give yourself or another person a word of encouragement today!
Be a Miracle
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