Weapon or Gift: Wielding Words

Lately, the blunt force of words is often used to:

  • Hurt
  • Lie
  • Accuse
  • Divide

True, words are only words, but the harm is in the intention behind them.

Words stick in the mind and heart long after fading from eyes and ears. This does make them more harmful than sticks and stones which bruise our outsides.

Words have power because of the energy they direct. So, it’s especially important to use words well and generously.

We can choose.




Which do we need more? What do you want to be known for?





Post inspired by Writing on Wednesdays Podcast with Nicole Roccas and Sarah Bereza. Abundance Mentality and Generous Writing Middlesode (Episode 27), October 22, 2019.

Image by lucas mendes on Unsplash.

1 thought on “Weapon or Gift: Wielding Words”

  1. In my sword class, I always say the pen (proxy for the mouth) is mightier than the sword. Cuts from a blade (that don’t kill you) can often heal better than cuts from viscious words.


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