Our words have power to heal or destroy. Most of our speech doesn’t result in those extremes, but the words we speak are seldom — if ever — neutral. Another way of saying it is that at any moment in time our words heal or create dis-ease.
This is merely a fact, and not a cause for guilt. If our words are not loving and forgiving then we simply recognize it, try to do better, and move on. At times we tend to fall into negative thinking. When we recognize that we are having negative thoughts which are producing negate emotions, we can change our thoughts — which will result in more positive emotions and speech.
Or, we can change our words first and quite often our thoughts will follow. I have experienced times when I was teasing someone and inadvertently paid them a compliment. Their appreciation seemed to transform the exchange, so I eased up on my teasing, and my words became kinder.
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