The Sword of the Tongue

Relevant to my post of a few weeks ago (words matter).


StopWords are powerful aren’t they? Especially if they come from people important. Be it good or bad, sensitive or tactless, pleasant or spiteful; there is a lot of meaning in words, especially if they are true but even if they are not. No one can really see minds and hearts if the mouth is silent. All that can be done in silence is to predict, assume, or let go. The only way our intentions come across are through what we express. It has been said that actions speak louder than words. But that doesn’t mean words don’t speak at all.

 I can tell anyone anything and they can choose to believe me or not. But when the words that come out of my mouth are hurtful swords, they can slice through flesh and heart and bone; regardless of their truth. And there’s nothing anyone can do about it because they are words- the quantifiable expression of the mind and…

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