Mindfulness

three words i'm focusing on in my day.

three words i’m focusing on in my day.

Something I have been giving a great deal of thought is how our words and actions reflect not only on ourselves but the world around us.

I’ve been told that I am the world’s worst gossip.  I guess that is not a bad thing…just an odd thing to be told.  I guess in some ways it’s very true.  I don’t really gossip often and when I do it is usually about something that is common knowledge or some such similar thing.

This is not about any instance that has happened, this is not about me saying it’s wrong, this is not about anything other than some thoughts that have been in my own head for a while and I wanted to get them out.

I try to be mindful of the words I say.  Words have power and in using them I exert power over situations and can manifest both for good and bad in my choice of words.  I am not always successful in my attempts but I learn from each lesson presented.

What the heck am I talking about?  Well let’s think about it for a moment.  If words contain the power to shape the world around us, and make no mistake they do, how would you harness that power?  When presented with a situation that incites anger, do you lash out in equal parts anger and vengeance or do you take a moment to calm your thoughts to somehow constructively work and speak through the situation.  When someone hurts you, do you sleep on it or do you rage forward with tears flowing?  When you speak in anger do you feel sorrow for the pain you’ve caused?  When you speak from a place of love in your heart, do you feel the radiance and joy surrounding you?

Each of the above situations happen every day and every week to people around the world.  What does not always happen is that we do not revisit the emotions that we are tapped into when we speak, we do not revisit the feelings of those we may have hurt with our words.

I endeavor to be a better person and grow or evolve.  One of the things I do is I try to be mindful of the things that leave my mouth, when speaking and my fingers, when typing.  I know I will not always be perfect.  I know I will react rather than act.  I know I will vent.  All these things will happen but as I learn to be mindful of my words and control how I use my words, I HOPE that the people I hurt in the process of my life becomes fewer.

It is my hope as a human and a Priestess that I continue to grow in my lifetime and do good for those around me and in my life

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Posted on 17 July '13 by , under Life.