Oh, Word? Word.
We may take them for granted, but these can be the most powerful, impactful things that we can do during our lifetime. That is why we follow the street scribes and listen to what is said and how. Because of the effort that it takes an artist or a poet, or a preacher to prepare these texts for us to read in the public sphere, we give them a little more respect. Perhaps you find them inspiring, puzzling, angering, or a waste of time.
If well chosen and well placed, the written word has the power to move mountains.
“Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” -KushandWizdom
“…But the human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will run wild and cause you grief.” -Unknown
“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg
“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel–it is, before all, to make you see.” -Joseph Conrad
“Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You’ll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.” -Unknown
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” -John Keating
“If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words, we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive.” -Betty Eadie