Butterfly Bush in New England
Well I’m thinking this was one of the beautiful sights
I took the time to feast my eyes on
Boulder this year
It was just too beautiful not to take the time to get a closer view of
while also taking in those
that just were amazing
along with the people I met out there!
I now am preparing to travel to El Paso, Santa Fe
Alburquerque New Mexico
oh how I remember the beauty there!
I was sitting this morning
thinking of the power of words…
How remarkable and powerful words are
and the feeling they leave on the tongue
often in the heart.
It is and can be
staggering when we take the time to think about
our choice of words
then sprinkle in the delicous sounds of words
as they leave our tongue
only to travel on the wind
into the ear and brains
I have often heard the stories of
how great misunderstandings occur
from the words that are uttered
then absorbed by the listener.
Words can “cut like a knife”
inflicting great pain
soothe like a balm to the soul
depending to the intention, the mood, the moment.
It does seem at times
children speak before thinking
often adults who “act as children”
seem to do the same things
adults with “issues” or perhaps those in pain, or those who are frustrated, or those who do not think before movement
often “lash out”
with “mis-directed” frustration and anger.
It is in those times
that the ones that are the “safest”, those who are “loved the most”
end up being the recipient
of the worst of the storm.
I have to believe
that moments or times like that are
not intended to wound
are indeed “mis-directed” moments of angst/anger.
It is hard to imagine that one who loves another would
lash out deliberately to wound one who is so loved,
creating the equivalent of a knifing
to the soul or heart of another.
When last on the road
we had a wonderful exercise around the
power of words;
of tasting the words that were said,
the challenge of my asking when was the last time
participants used words like:
“Couldn’t be better”
“Just doesn’t get any better”
How about you friends?
Was it yesterday that you said any of those words above? Perhaps while talking with a friend … or over dinner?
Are you mindful in the words you choose, during regular conversation during your days…
Words; they are used to make our day! Or, can be used to motivate us; make us happy, make us cry, make us laugh, wound us terribly or make us want or feel as though we are on top of the world!
With those words we can make our best intentions felt and our deepest pains known; sometimes we risk to do that and other times they spill out like a great fountain…
When you are frustrated… have you tried just walking away for a few minutes to get your head wrapped around the things you are grateful for rather than having a “knee-jerk reaction” or saying things that perhaps you would later rather bite your own tongue off than have said in haste and not meant?
Rather than being “pissed off” … have you ever thought of challenging yourself to being perhaps “PEEVED” and said it out loud just to hear the difference and then feel the difference in your own body? You may find it rather delicious how you notice the relaxation in your body as your mind wraps around saying “that made me a little peeved today”, and then the magnaminous sound of your own laughter as opposed to growling during the same set of circumstances!