“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder,” this quote of the great mystic poet Jalaluddin Rumi suggests the importance of the power of how and what we talk to a person. Every word we use in talking not only ends at showing its straight-forward meaning, it slips into the deep of our consciousness, it creates a new reality. Kind, positive words can easily win someone’s heart, make a person happy and confident.
We can make our children’s future brighter and happier by using more positive words in conversation. A childhood story of the great inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, shows how positive environment can change someone’s life. Because of his poor performance at school, one day the schoolmaster called him “addled.” Edison’s mother, being worried about such negative environment, immediately stopped sending him to school and started homeschooling. Getting educated in a positive environment gave rise to one of the greatest inventors in history.
We can do following practices to get the benefit of kind words:
- First, let us start using kind and positive words from our home
- Greet everyone with smile and wishing the best
- Avoid the use of indecent and mocking words
- Talk less, listen more
- Let us talk with each other with respect
- Practice autosuggestion (instructing brain by repeating positive words)
- Practice meditation