Do Words Matter?

Here's a question for today, do words matter?

I've been told before that the words don't matter, silence is the best teacher. But I promise if I sat in silence on my coaching calls, my clients would most likely feel pretty uncomfortable.

Or that it's in the feeling, not the words. Often said to me by people who don't pay much attention to feelings! We have seen babies or animals react to tone of voice rather than content, so we do know that we want our tone to support our meaning.

Or the definition of the word has become so warped and specialised, it no longer makes any logical sense.

And. of course, we don't know the lasting effect of our words. Even if the other person storms off in a huff, we'll never know if what we said wasn't the wisest in the moment - or just really crass.

Whilst ultimately we can never get it wrong, I'm of the opinion that the human experience matters. Which means for me, words matter. If my words help open doorways for someone to step through, then they have done their job.

I want my words to express my thought, my care, and my deep-rooted feeling of the nature of awareness.

What do you think? What words matter to you? Where have you heard words that are being used in such a rarefied way that they've lost all common sense? Hop on over to the Thoughtful Raven Community to join the conversation.

With Love, Sara

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  • Sara Priestley
    These days I hang out with my little cat colony, drink a lot of coffee, help clients solve life problems, support people who have been hurt by cult-like groups, host my local poetry society’s online gatherings, read, write, teach nonduality, and play with this expanded understanding of who we are and how it shows up. And it’s so simple. But simple doesn’t always come easy when we have a lifetime of conditioning on top. So, I’m here to help you uncover that simplicity, and reconnect with life.

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