Your Word is Your Wand
"Man's word is his wand filled with magic and power!
So man has power to change an unhappy condition by waving over it the wand of his word."
~ Florence Scovel Shinn
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"I AM BETTER AND BETTER WITH EVERY THOUGHT I THINK, EVERY WORD I SPEAK, EVERYTHING I DO. EVERYDAY IN EVERYWAY"
There is a metaphysical principle that your word is your wand; your speech has a powerful effect upon your life in fact creating your reality/life. Thus it is wise to only affirm that which is good, speak well of your future and positively about what you wish to happen in your life and the world. It is also wise for us to speak well of others and use our words to build people up. We should not tear them down.
We must remind ourselves that our words are prophecies that we fulfill. A great teacher once said: "It is done unto you as you believe." Thus by using affirmations to declare a new and better path, by putting aside our doubts and fears and acting as if our desired goal were already a reality, we bring that reality into existence.
Why do the Bahai have an admonition against gossip? What negative effects does gossip bring into the lives of the abuser (gossiper) and the target of the abuse (the person or people they are gossiping about)?
Speaking Your Word