Your words have power. More powerful still are the thoughts that live behind said words. Still more powerful are the intentions that inform your thought.
When people make statements, those statements can sink in. When you allow a person’s assertions to inhabit your mind their version of reality can in turn colonise your thinking.
When something’s said it can’t be unsaid. If a difficult discourse is offered you must either agree, or act in some way to discard or discharge the politics embedded within the words lest these ideas continue to confuse your clarity so enslaving your identity.
This is particularly the case when you allow that person a position of authority. People in positions of power ought to ideally be careful, respectful and aware of the words they’re communicating with.
Words however are merely mobilisations of the thinking that lies behind them. It’s well known that the largest part of communication is non verbal.
Like the hidden foundations beneath a building, your thinking isn’t always as obvious as the words built above yet your thoughts are the basis upon which your worldly communications are built. I thoroughly recommend you examine your thinking in order to ensure your foundation of thought is firm.
Still deeper than your thinking is the power of your intention. Whilst your words may be floridly clever, and the slender stems of thought upon which they flower may be robust, it’s the roots in the soil of your intention that define the real health of the growth above.
Do you intend to succeed or is your intention to try? Do you intend to help or to hurt? Your intention, regardless of your language skills or logical capacity, is at the core of your identity. It’s your intention that determines the outcomes in your life and is the most powerful part of your communication to the world that you create.
Attend tenderly to your intentions and the rest will fall more easily into place.