“Stick and stones may break my bone, but names will never hurt me.”
Who ever made up that statement, and whoever told us this statement wasn’t speaking (or didn’t know) the truth. Words count and they have impact.
Right now clap your hands together, firmly. I’ll wait. So, which hand hurt as a result? (If you didn’t clap, now’s the time to — I’m patient). Did you notice both your hands were impacted?
This is how toxic words work. Whether you speak them or hear them, you too are affected.
What are toxic words?
Any word that takes away your dignity as a human being – words that belittle, put down, shame, blame, make wrong, and/or judge. We may not even recognize them as toxic, over time we can become desensitized which only happens through repetition.
According to a study done on water by Dr. Emoto, he demonstrated that words said to water (yes, water!) changed its molecular structure. Since the human body is estimated to be 60% water, imagine the impact of words we’re exposed to every day!
Take a listen to this recording I did on what to do with the toxic words around you!
Here’s to your life breakthroughs!
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