Last week, I read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and I thought I’d share some of the powerful messages I learnt. To begin with, the first agreement was to be impeccable with your word. It was deemed the most important lesson and I can see why. In the book he states that WORDS ARE MAGIC. We all know what magic is, the question is do you believe in it?
I’ve spoken about the power of the mind before, but words are just as powerful. You’ve heard to think before you speak, why do you think that is? There are all these powerful, hidden messages which urge us to watch what we say especially to people we love. Once it is out of your mouth you can’t take it back.
Remember when you were a kid, they’d say “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can’t hurt me?” Honey, it’s a lie. Maybe at that age we didn’t know the weight of our words but as you get older I hope you’ve realized what they really can do.
Our words have so much power, and we don’t even realize it.
As adults, whether in friendships or as parents we don’t know how something we say can affect another person. Even if to us it’s simple and to be meant as a joke, not everyone thinks that way. In the world today we may think of these people as being “thin-skinned”, touchy, or too sensitive, but that’s simply an excuse for us to be nasty to one another. Reminder: If you have nothing good to say don’t say it.
Your words have the ability to transform your life and the life of others.
Something you said to someone years ago may cause them to change their outlook on life, affect their dreams and so much more. Who are you to do this? You need to also watch the way you speak to yourself. There are so many voices in our heads, we need to know which one to listen to. Stop the negative self talk, self-doubt, all the things which force you to think less of yourself. You have the power to be great.
Your words are magic and gossip is black magic.
Face it we all gossip. Whether we like it or not, it’s like we’re attracted to it. When you gossip you’re using “black magic”, opening up the way for evil forces. Not sure if you study the law of attraction, but focusing on negative energy attracts negativity. If you’re going to use your words, use them for good. Focus on yourself and YOUR growth. We can all be better individuals.
As you go about your day and throughout life, remember to BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD.