April 26, 2012
As humans we have created language to communicate with each other. The spoken word is something that would touch a person and create a response in them. Language is a powerful tool that carries emotions, codes, and tones that produce a powerful creative energy. We are who we are today because of all the words we thought, spoke, or listened to. Words spoken are very powerful, they become self-fulfilling prophecy. Words thought do not have as much power as words spoken. Spoken words carry tones and codes which manifest. Words have the power either to create life or to create death. So you can either bless your life with your words or curse your life with your words.
One of the Buddhist Gatha (a Gatha is a poem which serves as a reminder for every activity of life) says:
Our spoken words can build a world of peace and joy or it can build hatred and discord.
With this reminder let us choose to bless each other with our words, let us use our words to talk about solutions and not create stories of our problems. Let our words bring out the truth in us and others, let us not use untruthful words for self-interest or to impress others. Let us not use the power of our words to gossip, criticize or to condemn.
Let us use our spoken words to declare Divine Favor, to call in the light of understanding, to call in good things, to call in faith and love.
Let us use the spoken word for truth and kindness. Let us nourish each other with the sweet fragrance of rght speech, so that the flowers in the garden of our Heart can bring “Heaven” on Earth. Let us remind ourselves that we are the builders of ‘Heaven’ on this Planet.