30 Days of Inspiration : Watch Your Words

March is celebrated as Spiritual Wellness Month. It is a time to reflect on the values, ethics and morals that add value and give meaning to your life. Here at diGJamaica, we’re going on a quest for 30 days of inspiration: extracting the common principles from different religions and systems of belief that help their followers to find inner peace, purpose and direction. Each day for the month of March, we will be sharing another principle with you. Join us as we embark on this journey to spiritual wellness.

What we’ve covered so far:

  1. Breathe
  2. Pray/Meditate
  3. Forgive
  4. Exercise
  5. Seek Peace
  6. Live in Love
  7. Practise Generosity
  8. Practise Gratitude

Watch Your Words

Words are the substance from which our worlds are formed. What you speak out of your mouth has the power to help or harm, strengthen or  suffocate, build or bash another person. Actor Robin Williams said, ‘No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.’ SO let’s take stock of your words. What have you been saying lately. Let’s get at this from two angles:

1. Internally: What’s the conversation that you’ve been having with and about yourself? When you make a mistake, are you quick to call yourself stupid? Are you quick to chide yourself and make fun of yourself in derogatory ways? Lisa Nichols says that you are the model of how others should treat you. Be careful how you speak to and about yourself. You deserve respect and care and love. Be kind to yourself. And remember, you are listening to you and you are believing whatever you say about you. So change your internal conversation. Tell yourself how wonderful you are, how smart and beautiful, how special … and others will follow your example.

2. External: Be careful how you speak to and about people. How you speak to people refers to your tone, posture, non-verbal cues and eye contact. About refers to the level of generosity that you give to others. As a cardinal rule, remember that kindness and respect are always the better ways to approach people – and the best ways to speak of people – before and behind them.