Sticks and Stones…

take54u today to reflect on the words you use to others…and to YOURSELF.


Can words hurt you?

Do the words you use when talking to yourself, or about others, matter? It would be easy to ignore the odd flippant comment and simply shrug it off with no affect. But, it would be just as easy for the ‘odd flippant comment giving’ to become a habit…and then what affect would this have?

The Rice Experiment

There is an experiment where two bowls of rice are subjected to words, comments and thoughts. One bowl is subjected to praise, happy thoughts and positive comments. The second bowl is subjected to negative thoughts, belittling comments and hatred.

The results of the experiment showed that the bowl subjected to happiness was fine, wouldn’t recommend eating it, but there didn’t seem to be any change. The bowl subjected to negativity and hatred was mouldy, dark and smelly…and definitely not fit for human consumption.

The reason for this is that the energy of the words affect the water molecules in the rice. Good thoughts – good energy – good water. Bad thoughts – bad energy – bad water.
And humans are 60-70% water, so is this going to have the same affect on us?

Remember this experiment with the words you use to yourself and others. Chances are that you will be positive to other people, you will praise them and smile and be happy for them. But, when it comes to yourself, you will be stuck in the habit of being negative, belittling yourself and full of doubt.

Be your biggest cheerleader. Get into the habit of praising yourself, be positive, smile and be happy. Learn to laugh at yourself. Expect good things, but also forgive your own shortcomings on your path of learning and growth.

The old rhyme needs a little changeSticks and Stones may break my bones, but negative names will hurt me


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