How Can Words Affect Others Feelings? Using a Healing Language
We have been given the opportunity to express ourselves through the art of language. What we say to others can impact someone either positively or negatively. The words we choose to use should be considered when we converse with one another. Take a moment to think how you speak, are they words of encouragement or are they destructive?
The application of a healthy language can be used as support to someone who perhaps is having difficulty. It can also be used to repair a broken relationship simply by utilizing kind and understanding words.
Utilizing a compassionate language is as beneficial to the giver as well as the receiver. The feeling that emanates inside of us as we spread compassion through language feels comforting and peaceful, in turn, through those particularly thoughtful words you have chosen to use can and will give someone the ability to feel good, happy and worthy.
Here a certain words that can be helpful in the use of the Power of Positive Speech:
- Listening. It is important to let someone know ‘I’m listening’. Learning to give someone your undivided attention shows that you care and that you are not preoccupied and selfish.
- Apologize. Saying ‘I’m sorry’ shows you accept that you have made an error and that you are truly apologetic. Eventually, the need for such a word should lessen as you start recognize and apply a mindful language.
- Forgiveness. When you have reached the understanding that to forgive someone will free you of time consuming hurt, resentment and anger you will be able to truly express these words…’I forgive you’
- Appreciation. Acknowledging to another that you are grateful to them, that you have admiration and/or that you recognize their value is the most fulfilling of words. Telling someone ‘I appreciate what you do’ gives the receiver the insight that they are needed. Who doesn’t want to feel worthwhile?
- Affirmation. Giving someone support and your faith that they have the ability to achieve can give that person insurmountable confidence. Next time someone confides to you in a task they must accomplish, tell them ‘I know you can do it.’ Don’t be surprised that those words you chose to use helped that person to complete that goal.
- Love. This word can be overused and therefore devalued however, when you really care for someone don’t be too proud to express to that person ‘I love you.’ Sharing those few words with someone will give a sense of belonging, something we all want.
Applying and understanding the ‘Power of Positive Speech’ will prove to be a valuable tool to the communication towards others. When you use your language positively there are perpetual results. Paying it forward, so to speak with the use of kind and loving words. Happiness will be spread throughout your circle and so on and so on.
If you would like to learn more about how our speech can create our world and bring us more happiness then check out this wonderful thought provoking book by Joseph Telushkin.