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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I USE WORDS WITH INTENTION?
I enhance self trust, confidence and empowerment while flourishing my reputation. So its a WIN WIN situation: increases self worth while improving relationships & career.
I make fewer mistakes.
When I use words with intention, I feel more solidly rooted in and informed by what is true for me, ideally beyond that moment. Then, whatever the response or outcome, I can let it go I, knowing I have given my best.
I was trained as a nurse to try to explain care and experiences using positive words, even when circumstances were dire. To encourage in the face of sorrow, fear or tragedy. I notice this tendency remains with me as I carry on conversations now in my retiring years.
I also learned somewhere along the way to consider using “and” instead of “but” when speaking, regarding two possibly opposing situations. I think of this as letting both circumstances stand without diminishing the first. “Your work in this area is progressing well AND we’ll continue to focus on this area where you are having challenges.”
Intentions usually have lots of thoughts, and emotions behind it. This can equal to power behind words used with intention. Whatever you say intentionally will come across powerfully to those that are aware and sensitive to the nature of what you are saying.
The people I deal with are often a minefield of emotional time bombs. I defuse my reactions when I focus on what will be the most helpful. I feel like I’m wrapped in a weighed blanket.
Wise approach. ‘Words’, all words are elementals carrying the Desire – though or Thought – desire of their creator. I use a bright white egg shell shaped, full body protection, cloud myself. It allows the positive thoughts to pass through but stops and de-energizes the non-positive. I that way I can more assuredly emmet open Positive constructive words – thoughts myself from within that luminous white shell, Also I can maintain easily maintain positive only thought in that shell and they pass on freely to the outer-ness .
When I use the word intention, I find that my view of myself softens. Guilt lessens, self-criticism is soothed, and a sense of peace increases. With intention, I’m also able to extend positivity to myself and others, and gentleness is felt.
The words have more power; they come true.
“Think before you speak.” Wise words from my father. Did I listen?? Not always but I am better at it now. 🙂
Words are very important to me. It takes me a long time to process answers to questions, to write posts on Facebook, sometimes even to make a list (especially if it’s too be shared with others). Misunderstanding happens so easily. I’ve been told, “Just say it…!” My husband finishes my sentences or supplies words for me while I’m thinking of the word(s) of my choosing. I know it is frustrating for others. But words matter.
I am constantly amazed at how I agree with everyone’s answers, and often find them better than what I have to say.
I would only add to everyone’s comments that when I speak with intention, I slow down and am more aware myself of what I am saying. My wish is that when I do speak, just like others have said, I do no harm to anyone. I try, but that doesn’t always happen. It is something I would like to get better at doing.
Working on being a better listener has helped me in turn use my words with more intention. Intention fosters a more meaningful dialogue with others.
Thank you, sizaah – ‘working on being a better listener’ is something I need to do 🙂
I have a higher chance of it manifesting.
Much depends upon what my words, and intentions, truly are.
Words can heal, encourage, guide, inform, teach, question, connect, and lead to so many other positive things. But – words can also hurt, discourage, mislead, misinform, ridicule, spread divisiveness, hate, anger, and result in much waste and destruction of people and things. The very same words that are helpful when used with good intent can be very hurtful when used with ill intent. So one’s ultimate intentions will determine in large part what results from the particular words used…
I find that outcomes in challenging situations often resolve more amiably depending on my verbal tone, facial expression and word choices.
People truly listen and tasks get accomplished.
My intentional attention to what I’m saying and why I’m saying it imbues those words with purpose. They are sent into the world where their purpose will have echoes…
Speaking with intention holds more energy than mindless chatter. When we use words with intention, they matter more. They resonate better. And those words always come from the correct place inside – the place of love that only wants the best for all of us.
“In the beginning was the Word…”-John 1:1-14
The role of our word is essential if we are to move through life with any intention at all. And the power of words are unleashed upon their utterance to effect which cannot be recalled. Crafting and creating the life we want, change manifested in all domains and great destructiveness are all potential through words. So to gain the discipline so that we speak with intention, and own our words on purpose, belies wisdom. Once realized it often breeds reluctance to speak at all. Indeed, it is what lies behind the practice of silence in most spiritual communities for greater parts of the day. The very lucky gain an expertise bringing art in verse.
I found myself at the “reluctance to speak at all” spot yesterday. Something happened in our family when something needed to be said, but choosing the right words seemed nearly impossible. But staying silent would have been for me to stay quiet about important feelings I was experiencing. Choosing the right words is a challenge, because once spoken I cannot determine how they are heard or interpreted.
And we can’t take the words back. Thank you, Katrina –
Wow – this is very timely as I spoke yesterday without thinking…..
Using words with intention allows us to be gentle in our message while still being assertive and compassionate.
My mom just told me the other day that it’s a good idea to smile before you say anything. That seems like a wise intention.
One can kill the spirit of another with words or inspire hope, peace, and gratitude. Practicing ‘right speech’ is essential for me to sleep well at night. When I even think harsh, unkind words, the still point within me gets restless with a churn in my stomach and a weight on my heart. Words matter. Our tongues can wound. Do no harm.
Clarity, Succinctness and meaning are enhanced when I use words with intention.
I love sitting with each day’s Daily Question, feeling my way through each word that comprises a sentence. Some days my response rolls out complete in a flash. Other days, words sing in my heart until my head pushes them out through my keyboard and onto this site. Words matter, and words have consequences. I am grateful for a day that ends without regret for the words I own and have sent.
Hopefully the receiver is actively listening – there are so many distractions one never knows. TGIF everyone:)
Then my words arrive. I hope that I never use harsh words with intention.
Sometimes harsh words with intention is truth…
CAN’T becomes CAN…
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