One Word Can Make A Difference

Every single word or sentence has the power to move people toward you or away from you. Using the right words can inspire, embrace, acknowledge, intrigue, validate, and include others in a positive way. Words are powerful things. They can uplift and they can burn. They can cause confusion and they can create clarity. 

Words have power – power to create energy blocks in your life and also to dissolve them. If we just observe the way most of us speak, our choice of words, our sentence construction, we will realise how much this simple act contributes towards creating stress for ourselves. In this context, the Hindi saying “”Shubh shubh bolo”” (speak positive) makes a lot of sense.

If we were to just change our vocabulary a bit, substitute positive words for the negative ones and make it a point to use these positive words on a continuous basis, much of our problems and negative patterns, which we have created for ourselves, will disappear.

For instance, take the sentence “”I hate Rajeev””. Here, the word ‘hate’ is so strong that it immediately creates a strong barrier in your relationship with Rajeev leaving little scope for any improvement. It does not help you or your cause in any way. It just creates acids in your stomach when you say it. It causes an energy imbalance that results in stress.

Suppose you substitute the words ‘I hate’ with the words ‘I prefer’, it not only retains the positive tenor in your emotion, it also does not create energy blocks. So instead of saying, “I hate him”, you could say, “I prefer not to deal with him”. So it is very important to choose the right words while speaking. If you were to practice substituting “positive” words for the various negative ones you may be uttering, it will add a sparkle to your life.

I still remember the lovely bookmark given to us on our SSC Passing out Parade at St. Britto’s High School.


One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what’s true,
One life can make a difference,
You see, it’s up to you!

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