After seeing the January 6th insurrection at the nation’s capitol, many of the platitudes given to words in our society, such as “walk your talk” and “actions speak louder than words,” were borne out in living color. The rhetoric we’ve heard from both political parties, special interest groups, the media and even our own friends and relatives over the past year became more palpable during those tense hours. Words have energy. They have the power to build people up or bring them down. Tony Robbins, a well-known motivational speaker stated:
“Throughout human history, our greatest leaders and thinkers have used the power of words to transform our emotions, to enlist us in their causes, and to shape the course of destiny. Words can not only create emotions, they create actions. And from our actions flow the results of our lives.” And so it is.
Masau Emoto, a Japanese researcher, wrote a book called, “The Hidden Messages in Water.” Using high-speed photography, he demonstrated that our thoughts, words and feelings influence molecules of water. When concentrated thoughts are directed to them, they respond by changing their forms. Positive, loving thoughts result in symmetrical patterns. Negative thoughts directed to the molecules result in asymmetrical and chaotic patterns. Some scientists believe that the human body is comprised of 60-70% water. Science shows us there is a strong mind-body connection–our bodies respond to the ways we think, feel and act. When we choose words or thoughts that are negative, they affect the water in our bodies in the same way that Masau Emoto discovered in his laboratory. We need to choose words carefully. The words we choose shape how we view ourselves…and the most valuable words in the world are the ones we direct towards ourselves.