Tuesday, October 17, 2006

What You Say is What You Get

We focus a lot on how powerful our thoughts and actions are and in so doing, we overlook one of the most powerful killers of dreams --- our words.

In fact, many of the dream-killer words we use, we do so in casual conversation with not much thought of what we're really saying.

So when someone asks you how you're doing and you reply, "I think I'm coming down with something," you're actually contributing to the illness you end up with. And the same goes for the other words that people speak like, "I don't ever have any money," "I'm always so tired," "I've got the worst luck," and on and on.

What words are you speaking? Stop and listen to yourself, whether it's your self talk or your words to others. Can you see the connection between what you're saying and the life you're experiencing?

Regardless of the religious faith, the spoken word is acknowledged as having great power. Hindu writings tell of yogis that have used mantras to light fires, materialize physical objects like food and even influence the outcome of battles. In the Christian Bible, we find these words in the Gospel of Mark, "those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith."

And that's worth thinking about.