I’m calling B.S.
“Sticks & stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me…”
Bullshit. (well, kind of)
Words hurt …& often, more than the sticks & stones.
Words are powerful.
Or are they?
They are powerful… ONLY if we allow them to have power.
I just recently 100% feel this to be true.
It doesn’t matter what someone says to me, what matters is how I react.
How I allow the words to affect me.
On that same note, how I allow that person or situation to affect my soul, my heart, my head. and whether or not they deserve space & time in my world.
Of course, regardless of the situation, the person, etc., acting in LOVE is the only way & it will bring inner peace when we act in love. That doesn’t mean we have to tolerate it, stay or not take up for ourselves. But fueling the fire, lashing out, it’s not worth it. The words that were spoken have nothing to do with you and everything to do with the other person.
Read that again.
The words that were spoken have nothing to do with you and everything to do with the other person.
Not to say that we aren’t ever in the wrong, but again, it’s how we REACT to situations.
It’s all about taking responsibility for our actions and reactions.
In instances where I have felt “less than” or hurtful words have spoken to me, or around me, I love to just take a deep breath, lean in and speak affirmations to myself and about myself.
I print them out, write them down, journal about them, repeat them out loud and FEEL them. But the key is BELIEVING them no matter how true or false they feel at that moment. The power of words can take power over you. You get to choose HOW.
Know that you hold the power.
So much love to you!
If you are holding back, if you’re stuck, if this resonates with you, I would love to hear from you.
[Here are some of my favorite affirmations. Feel free to save, share, post, write them down. Use them to become your most powerful version of yourself.]