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I’ve Been Thinking … About the Power of Words


I’ve Been Thinking … About the Power of Words


Words spoken in our minds have the power to control how we behave and interact with others. Words determine if we embrace others with love and compassion. They determine if we ignore and avoid others and push them away out of fear. Words have the power to build up or tear down a person’s confidence and spirit. Words have the power to cause separation or unity.

Words have the power to change the world and we have the power to choose those words we listen to in our minds as well as those words we speak out loud to others. Just because your mind said it, does not make it true.

We can each do our part to change the world by watching and carefully choosing our words.

A daily practice to embrace oneness:

The whiteboard exercise

  • Imagine a dry erase board in your mind.
  • See someone you feel separate or disconnected from or someone with which are experiencing challenges.
  • Write their name on the top of the whiteboard.
  • Underneath their name, write the words your mind says about them that separate you.
  • List every negative story, label, judgment, opinion, expectation, and assumption.
  • In your mind use the following eraser words: I love you, I’m sorry, Please forgive me, and Thank you.
  • Repeat these ho’oponopono phrases until every word has been erased under their name. Notice how often your mind has words/lies/assumptions to say about others or about yourself.
  • After you feel clear with others, put your own name on the whiteboard.
  • Listen to the words your own mind says about you.
  • Use your eraser words.. I love you, I’m sorry. Please forgive me, Thank you.

Know that every word that comes from the mind is a story. Sometimes it’s a good story, sometimes it’s a bad story, but 100% of the time, it’s just a story.

The more lies or bad stories your mind tells, the more drama you have in your life. Drama can also be created with the good stories start to fall apart.

Have words come between you and your ability to connect with another? If so, adopt the daily practice to embrace oneness.

We are not here to separate and prove our superiority over others but to come together in the power of unity…the power of oneness.

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