Why Words Will Never HURT You!

There’s a saying I used to hear as a kid: “š˜šš˜µš˜Ŗš˜¤š˜¬š˜“ š˜¢š˜Æš˜„ š˜“š˜µš˜°š˜Æš˜¦š˜“ š˜®š˜¢š˜ŗ š˜£š˜³š˜¦š˜¢š˜¬ š˜®š˜ŗ š˜£š˜°š˜Æš˜¦š˜“, š˜£š˜¶š˜µ š˜øš˜°š˜³š˜„š˜“ š˜øš˜Ŗš˜­š˜­ š˜Æš˜¦š˜·š˜¦š˜³ š˜©š˜¶š˜³š˜µ š˜®š˜¦.” šŸ™Œ

It’s a saying I still remind myself of today. šŸ™‚

But there seems to be a HUGE misunderstanding these days about this saying. āš ļø

People respond, “š˜›š˜©š˜¢š˜µ’š˜“ š˜¢ š˜­š˜Ŗš˜¦! š˜–š˜§ š˜¤š˜°š˜¶š˜³š˜“š˜¦ š˜øš˜°š˜³š˜„š˜“ š˜©š˜¶š˜³š˜µ! š˜žš˜©š˜¦š˜Æ š˜“š˜°š˜®š˜¦š˜°š˜Æš˜¦ š˜Ŗš˜Æš˜“š˜¶š˜­š˜µš˜“ š˜ŗš˜°š˜¶, š˜ŗš˜°š˜¶ š˜°š˜£š˜·š˜Ŗš˜°š˜¶š˜“š˜­š˜ŗ š˜§š˜¦š˜¦š˜­ š˜“š˜°š˜®š˜¦š˜µš˜©š˜Ŗš˜Æš˜Ø!” šŸ’”

Of course! I’m not disagreeing with that. šŸ‘

Words indeed have power. We indeed should be mindful of what we say and how we communicate it. I agree 100%! šŸ’Æ

But this saying doesn’t deny the power of words either. šŸ™Œ

Rather, this saying is used as a mantra by people like myself to DIFFUSE the power words carry in the first place. šŸ—”ļø

This saying is a reminder that in spite of the initial pain I feel from the words of another I refuse to allow their words to sink in any deeper. I refuse to allow their words to take up any more space in my psyche. šŸ›”ļø

This saying is a reminder to transform our response from being emotionally reactive to stoically proactive. šŸ’Ŗ

šŸŒŸ If words didn’t hurt, we wouldn’t need a saying like this in the first place! šŸŒŸ

Unfortunately, it seems in our modern age we’ve forgotten the importance of this saying. šŸ˜”

It seems people now take this saying way too literally and forget its original purpose. šŸ˜ž

Perhaps it’s time we stopped throwing out the baby with the bathwater and revisited this stoic wisdom here before us. šŸ™‚

While we can’t make our bones any stronger than they are now, our mind is the one part of ourselves we can always continue to strengthen every day! ā¤ļø

With time and practice, I promise you, there will come a time when you hear the words of another, words that used to make your blood oil, words you used to take so personally…and find that emotional charge practically gone! šŸ§˜ā™‚ļø

I’m not saying getting to this place is easy. But from personal experience I can tell you that once you get there, you’ll see how easy it is to keep going back to that point over and over again. You’ll feel invincible! ā¤ļø

Don’t give up your power! You got this! šŸ’Ŗ

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