Wednesday, November 20, 2013
ITS ONLY WORDS……..
A spiritual teacher was preaching under a tree to a mass gathering quoting various stories parables and texts from the holy books.
Amongst the crowd was a young man seeking directions to life. The teacher uttered his favorite quote “Ask and you shall receive, Seek and you shall find…….”
The young lad was deeply moved and devoted his life for seeking the truth.
Many years later the boy returned to the same place as an Enlightened One and inquired with an old man sitting there about the teacher who preached years ago sharing how his teachings had put him on the path for seeking truth.
The old man looked at the Enlightened One and said “Please bless me and take me in your fold, I am the same man who for years has kept on repeating the same stories to over thousands of people, it didn’t change me or them, but it made a difference to you.”
Each of us speak to share, to direct, to motivate, to seek counsel, to give counsel, to reprimand, to communicate, to garner support, to be a part of the group, or to lead a group.
Every word spoken has its own weight, trajectory and purpose.
In a world where noise levels are rising, having deep profound life changing communication is a gift and an art to practice.
Especially in work place the words we speak or the tone has a lasting impact on people who look up to us. They have the power to shape high performing teams or create a poor bunch of scattered individuals. They have the power to make every action a resounding success or shatter someone’s self confidence to a million bits.
Our words have the power to put a soul on the path to enlightenment or spiral him towards misery of personal failure or life of regret.
Have we really paid careful attention to how we speak? And what impact it has on our significant world? If not, now could be the beginning...........
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