Let me start this post by wishing you all a very Happy Makar sankranti. We as a Maharashtrian have this tradition to exchange ‘Tilgul” which is a sweet made out of a mixture of sesame and jaggery and greet all the family members, friends and neighbors next door saying ‘tilgul ghya god god bola’ of which literal meaning is ‘Have this sweet and talk sweetly’.
It is quite alluring how easily certain traditions conveyed the power of spoken words. How and what we speak define and separate us from others. Words are the basic component of human existence and it really bothers me when someone misuses power of words to break someone down. The kind of damage verbal abuse can make has no bounds. It causes emotional & physical distress to a person going through this abuse.
The words you speak should really come from within. It must be in an alignment of what you are as a person. It is ok, if you are struggling with some language and has a vocabulary of a 12 year old, what really matters is how you put forward your thoughts and expressions and in how dignified way can you express about things that upset you?
Use your words to create difference, to make someone feel better, to motivate people who need it. Try to channelize your anger in a less destructive manner than to have a verbal diarrhea, just to regret about it later.
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.
Considering the ‘powerful force’ of the words we utter, we must discipline ourselves to speak in a way that conveys respect, gentleness and humility. Let us at least try to make a conscious effort, in selection of words for our expressions and not put it in an auto-pilot mode.
———- Lots of Love & Happy vibes to you——