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The Power of Words (Just Shut It 2)

The words someone speak matter. When someone speaks they are putting energy out into the world. If thoughts matter, how much more do words? The words someone speak create a ripple affect around them. When I was younger I said a bad word and did not even know my nephew overheard. When he started repeating that word I got in serious trouble. When an adult yells at a child out of anger they can say mean things they don’t really mean to say, also called verbal abuse, which can have very damaging effects to the child. This means it is very important to always try and control the words used. The reason people are born with two ears is because they should listen twice as much as they talk. A wise woman once told me that someone should listen to hear, instead of listen to respond. In order to guard what someone says they should start by guarding their thoughts. If someone can not guard their thoughts and words it’s really easy for them to spiral out of control.

It’s starts in someone’s thoughts. In order to guard ones thoughts. I feel that the very beginning of the day sets the precedence for the whole day. If someone meditates and prays in a positive manner, then they will set their day in the right energy. It’s very important when someone is angry to not lash out and to think before they speak. When someone is angry one strategy I have recently learned is for them to think if something they love,like dogs, cats, or babies. This works because God is love which makes a very the ultimate positive energy to live in. This will help keep someone in positive energy, and may help prevent them from saying something they regret. The other strategy to prevent someone from lashing out when they are angry is to wait before they speak. It’s very common to over exaggerate when someone is upset, so if they wait the may realize it was not such a big deal in the first place. Remember words are powerful and they control someone’s life like a rudder controls the direction of a ship. Keep it positive and positive things are bound to begin to happen.


My name is James Carter, and you are visiting breaking bad habits. I believe everyone has habits, good and bad. When I was 34 years old, I woke up and looked in the mirror. I was shocked, I had been drinking every night for so long, that I was fat. I weighed 355 pounds, and ran out of breathe and almost passed out to try and tie my shoes. This was the day I started to wake up. I had a long journey ahead of me, but with prayer, meditation, fasting and exercise I was on my way. It’s been 6 years since then I’ve quit most of my bad habits, and I’m down to below 200 pounds. I have to be honest, that day in 2014 I never dreamed I would have gotten this far. If someone like me can quit, so can you.

16 thoughts on “The Power of Words (Just Shut It 2)

  1. Again, so true on so many levels. My stepfather said something to me when I was very young that sent my life on a very unhealthy track…It wasn’t until I was nearly 40 that I found resolution around this. I also find that If I do not do my ten minutes of “priming my day” with meditation and reflections of gratitude and exercise each morning, then my words and reactions to the events of the day are certainly not at their best.
    Thank you for this post.


    1. Thank you for your pleasant feedback. I run into this problem often. I have trouble when I do not start my day in meditation, and prayer. I also like to get excited and try to make affirmations over my day. I can tell a huge difference when I do not do these things.


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