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things. Our language, our wonderful way of communicating to others,
and ourselves, isn’t just an exchange of pleasantries or intense debate; it
is the manner in which we accomplish things. Words spoken aloud have
the force of hurricane winds moving ideas from one ear to another via our
thoughts—TV, radio, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, music, pain, and spo-
ken words. All media forms exist because of words.
Words spoken to ourselves, via our thoughts, are omnipotent in that they
inspire or degrade. These thoughts, these words, are all-powerful because
they either feed our well-being or they steam through us in destruction.
That’s why each chapter of this book is titled with a single word. Each
chapter describes words that are part of our daily well-being and/or our
destruction. Many sayings about words are found in The Bible and in ev-
eryday children’s’ language:
“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word
was God.”
John 1, verse 1.
Here, the word is a being, a living thing. Words happen and occur. They
create and destroy. You must have certain words
“in the pocket,”
in your
control, like anger, fear, worry, guilt, and shame. You must also have
the pocket”
words like goals, hope, money, and dating. Other sayings about
words are:
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”
This saying is often used by children, but once we become adults it
changes to,
“sticks and stones may break my bones but
words last forever
As we mature, we come to recognize the power of words.
More Examples
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Genesis 1, verse 3
This quote is an example of the power of words. By simply stating some-
thing the words
something. It’s as simple as this; simply say what
you want to get what you want.
“Your wish is my command.”
Whatever you wish will come true.
“Be careful what you wish for.”
Be careful about your wishes because
“words turn into things.”