You Are What You Speak…

As a life coach I often tell people how much power their word has. I tell people how their body language and demeanor have so much influence on the way people perceive them.

I love this quote by Maya Angelou “I have learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” because for me it brings the two together. Your spirit and your words are very powerful. Not only to yourself, but also to everyone you come in contact with.

When you speak or think negative thoughts… eventually it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You are what you think. You are also what you speak. Your word and actions have the ability to fuel people and make a positive difference in their lives or… you can be like a black hole in space… sucking everything into it and giving nothing back. Sometimes… sucking the life out of those you love.

People will indeed always remember how you made them feel… and remember this. What you set forth will return unto you… Call it karma, call it whatever you like, but it is a simple truth of life.

Don Miguel Ruiz says in his book The Four Agreements that we should be impeccable with our word. He goes on to explain that this includes not only what we speak to others but also what we speak to ourselves. Because what you speak becomes what you feel and what you believe…

This month as we ready ourselves to celebrate summer… be kind to yourself and others by speaking and acting in gracious and loving ways towards others and ourselves. Create something wonderful for someone to remember about how you made him or her feel… make that your goal today!


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