Our Powerful Words

05/12/2014

“Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz


Today’s collection of images I’ve gathered for us to ponder were found a while back on Google and Pinterest without original sources. My gratitude to the unknown artists who made these lovely images. Namaste. Gina

27 responses to Our Powerful Words

  1. 

    “Be Bold and Speak Life Giving Words” Ahhhh LOVE!!!

  2. 

    Three well chosen quotes.
    Vulgarity does not replace wit as the elderly lady pictured would be offended respect should be shown when speaking in public.
    But these offensive words have become a habit in some houses.
    I like being bold so complementary comments come easily to me when responding to Gina’s posts. .

    • 

      I like you being bold Jack! Thank you ~ always! ~ for your heartfelt comments my friend. And please accept my apologies for my delay in responding as I have been away a bit. But back with grateful hugs for you! Gina

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        There is absolutely no need to apologise.
        Although I did miss your inspiring posts and comments Gina.
        I hope it was nothing more than a well deserved rest and you are back passing on well chosen wisdom from all faiths and philosophies. _/\_

  3. 

    Yes! and I will add, “speak only from a place of love and compassion, let your words be soft, aim only to lift someone’s spirit with your words. Be gentle, be kind. A delicate heart can so easily be bruised by sharp tongues. ” With “you”, I obviously just mean in general, of course not you sweet beautiful Gina 🙂 Thank you for this lovely lovely post! Lots of Love to you my sweet Rose-friend!

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      Yes that is a lovely piece of advice for us all Line… to be kind and gentle. Always. 🙂 You are a lovely role model my friend. Thank you for being wonderful-You! (and sorry for the delay, but I’m back now with gratitude galore) xoxo Gina

  4. 
    strokedtolife 05/12/2014 at 7:27 pm

    “Avoid using the word to speak against yourself….” that hits home. Thank you!

  5. 

    I love the four agreements – words to live by!

  6. 

    Whether spoken out loud or in our heads to ourselves, our words carry energy. And it is so important to speak them consciously! Thanks, Gina for a wonderful post!
    Hugs, my friend.
    Cathy

    • 

      Hello my friend! Apologies for this delay to your wonderful comment. I love your wise point that the words carry energy whether spoken or merely thought. So true! I recently saw something on Pinterest about being sure to ‘taste your words before you spit them out’. It made me chuckle but there’s great truth in it. Hugs to you Cathy! xo Gina

  7. 

    Gina, I swear we must share the same bookcase! Don Miguel Ruiz – another fave of mine. I have “The Four Agreements” and “The Mastery of Love.” and I suspect you do, too. 🙂 Thanks for reminding us of the importance of words.
    Have a lovely day! Jeanne

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      Jeanne! I love how our home libraries are practically identical. If only we lived closer and could share, we’d save money on new purchases! 😀 I’m so glad you enjoyed this post on the importance of watching our words. Warmest wishes for a lovely day, and please forgive my delay in responding. Back now and sending hugs to you! xo Gina

  8. 

    Oh the power of words

    Peace and gentleness I wish for you today Gina XO sheri

  9. 

    As always Gina your sharing is just perfect for me at this time! Thanks so much for such a wonderful visual feast also :))

    With gratitude
    Lucy

    • 

      Hello Lucy! Yes I too enjoyed this ‘visual feast’ especially the overhead shot of that lovely table. I’m so glad this one resonated with you, and please forgive my delay. Have not been signed on for a while, but am back and sending big hugs of gratitude to you! xo Gina

  10. 

    What Hafiz says is true we should choose or words with care. Our words must not hurt but bring joy and hope. Thank you.

  11. 

    Hey, Gina. LOVE this. And it reminded me of one of my favorite speakers. I think she uses one of your quotes at the end: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxs78C3XGok

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      Wow! I am now a solid fan of Ash Beckham. Thank you for introducing her to me and readers here. I love everything she said about how we ALL need to get beyond tolerance and arrive at (live from!) acceptance. Using the word ‘gay’ in a derogatory way has not been allowed in my home (or around me) for years, since I first heard it used. Thanks again! big hugs, Gina