Words matter, words matter, words matter!!! Get it?! In a culture that bandies about the word, ‘bully’ and where people can get sued for their words (I’d say it’s the giant soda she is drinking contributing to her weight issues and not necessarily the condition she was born with) and… (whatever happened to the 1st Amendment protecting everyone?) words are still being used carelessly.
I’ve written before about the power of words: LINK and I will continue to do so as long as I see the need to remind people; words matter!
Think about those science fair projects where the kid played heavy metal music for one bean plant, and classical music for another. The plants that were played heavy metal music were malformed and under developed. The plants that were played the classical music were bigger, stronger and healthier.
Masaru Emoto, was a Japanese author, researcher and entrepreneur, who claimed that words have an effect on the molecular structure of water. (You can find his books on Amazon.) Words such as, ‘stupid’, ‘idiot’, and the like created misshapen water crystals while words such as, ‘love’ ‘gratitude’, and ‘thank you’ created beautifully formed water crystals. The words that positively effect water the most are; ‘love’ and ‘gratitude’. Emoto also did an experiment with cooked, white rice. He placed the same amount of rice and water in three beakers. To the first beaker, he spoke, ‘love’ and ‘gratitude’, to the second beaker, nothing at all, to the third beaker, he spoke negative words. The only beaker that did not end up getting mouldy and gross after one month, was the beaker that had been spoken to with positive words. The one that was ignored had some, what I would call ‘normal’ amounts of deterioration you might see if rice was left out for a month. the beaker that had the negative words spoken over it, however, was quite altered. It was badly decayed. It had higher levels of mould, and the mould was darker and appeared more severe. You can find Emoto’s rice experiment on Youtube.
Given all the studies done on the effect of words on people, and our environment, why are we still tossing them around like live hand grenades, not caring where they land or about the damage they will do? Words have such an enormous impact that, Jesus said, ‘it’s not what we put into our mouths that destroys us, but what comes out of our mouths’. Words, my friends, are not to be taken lightly.
Are there areas in your life where you could do better at the words you use? perhaps with your spouse, your children, or your co-workers? Maybe you’ve used the anonymity of the Internet to cast harsh, unkind, and damaging words onto those with whom you do not agree? Words are SO powerful. Perhaps we all need a mental picture in our minds to remind us to use them with caution?