Something funny happened whilst standing around with my friends that got me thinking.
Jules is a very dear friend of mine. She is tall - very tall - with black hair, a very large bust and facial piercings that would make you think she fell face first in a tackle box. At first glance she would make a stranger come to some alarming conclusions.
We were standing in a group discussing some television show and we were making predictions on next season's happenings. It's a thing we do, standing around talking about nothing, while smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee in the morning.
Jules was adamant about a certain character doing a certain thing and she exclaimed, "If they don't do that, I will be so angry! So angry I'll write letters!"
And we laughed hysterically.
The funny thing wasn't that she was getting so bent out of shape about the television show but that her plan of action was to "write letters". See, most people would assume that Jules first plan of action would be to disembowel someone and roll around in their entrails. But no - she was going to write letters.
Later (after the laughter faded) I got to thinking; Is it true what they say, the pen is mightier than the sword?
I mean, let's face it, our world is ruled by the pen these days. The avenue people use isn't exactly letters but gossip collums, fake news stories and blasting each other via Facebook/Twitter. All of which rely on the whims of the "author".
Words spoken can have a power all of their own too. Even if they're not true, once uttered, the power of the words are out in the universe. Positive words will feed positive energy and the same with the negative. We, as a species, have evolved more than we realize. We use manipulative words to get what we want or to make others agree with us. Literally, we can change someone's thought process by using the right words or a particular intination.
I would like to think I am immune to this. But I'm not. I fall prey to people in my life almost daily. There are some poeple I know who constantly want you to be as angry and miserable as they are - so they manipulate a situation to make themselves feel better. They use their words to coorce me to agree with them. Sometimes I fall for it other times I don't.
What I do know is that when we speak or write words we shouold be more mindfull as to what sort of energy we are putting out in the universe. Are they words to teach, to praise or to lift someone up? Or are they words to berate, belittle or manipulate?
The next time you speak, speak words with care. When you write, write what is in your heart. People are not bad by nature, I truly believe this. So, writing from your heart should be a beautiful thing.
No matter what drives someone we should always be minful of Karma, the Rule of Three or if you're scared of those - What goes around comes around. Any way you say it, it is the same - You get what you put in.
Make your words count.
P.S.) As of yet, Jules has not written any letters. ;-)