“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi
Many of us have heard that childhood saying: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” As we grow up, we come to realise that bones eventually heal themselves, but the psychological impact of the negative words said to us at home or school can remain with us well into adult life. Words have power and can literally shape our lives. We can associate positive and negative feelings, memories and behaviours with our words.
The words communicated to a young child can form parts of their subconscious mind. Children are like sponges absorbing information from around them and creating an early belief system resulting in thoughts, feelings and how they identify themselves in this world.
Here are four simple ways🍁 we can use the power of our words to…
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