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Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. – Yehuda Berg

Have you ever stopped to consider why you have 2 ears and one mouth? How much time do you spend talking instead of listening? Why do we, as humans, think that words are harmless? The fact is, words are more powerful than we admit. As the opening quote relates, words can either harm or heal.

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There is a brilliant author named Joseph Telushkin who has written an incredible book called Words that Hurt, Words that Heal: How to Use Words Wisely and Well. I cannot possibly add to his brilliance and eloquence in that masterpiece of literature, so I will simplify the teaching for those that wish to read on.

Help

Words that improve something or someone.

Heal

Words that correct something.

Hinder

Words that prevent something positive.

Hurt

Words that diminish something or someone.

Harm

Words that inflict pain on something or someone.

Humiliate

Words that embarrass something or someone.

Humble

Words that enhance something or someone.

Think back to one your own most painful event in life. Was it words? Do yourself a favor and choose them carefully.

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