Potency in Words
There is a potency in words and, the word “potency” has many synonyms that I will refer to in this post…
(per Word Program synonym checker)
So, if we are talking about the potency in words
and their effects on our lives… are we choosing
our vocabulary appropriately, and using it effectively?
According to Increasebrainpower.com a rose by any other name…may not be the same (Shakespeare).
The words that you choose, and use, are not only those that you learn in school, but are also those that you picked up in your family and culture, and may determine how you think.
I agree with this to a point. As a young mother, at times, I was somewhat careless with my words, and have spent 30 years apologizing to my children for them. Kids need positive and re-enforcing words, and the wrong effects of words can last a lifetime. Thankfully, mine have survived and are fully functioning adults.
I read an article by PGAPaige, yesterday, where she referenced the effects of words directed toward plants, and how words can make the plants thrive or die.
Can you imagine how these same types of words can affect our children and grandchildren for the good or bad?
We don’t often think of the words we use because they are just there. Our words are waiting on the precipice of hope and glory, and sometimes just pop out of our mouths without a thought.
Even the book of James cautions us:
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,”
James 1:19 NIV
I love this quote that I heard in a movie.
“Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.
My father always said that… and I think I am fine.”
― Margaret Thatcher
So if our words become actions…do we need to choose them
We’ve all heard CEO’s, celebrities, and others
parading, and peppering, every other sentence with their showcase four-letter words.
I’ll use this quote, although I assuming it was meant for keeping secrets…
“Loose lips sink ships.”
My advice to these folks would be to save some of your words for close friends, and secret holidays.
Though, if we think of everyone talking about the Law of Attraction…some are attracted by this colorful language, and the potency in these words are an attraction to them. To each his own.
There is a world of words, and with it comes an ebb and flow of beauty, or destruction.
Think of words as your friends…
They are friendly, uplifting and hopeful. Just as you choose your friends, choose your words wisely.
There is potency in words.