using words at nautilus teachings

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words.
we use them daily.
some of us
never stop
talking
from the moment we wake
until we close our eyes
at night
some of us never think
about what comes
out
hurtful, kind, uplifting, mean
we just blow and go…
then there are those
who listen
who wait
pause
breathe in
and slowly choose
what rolls gently off their tongue
most of us are a combination
of the two.
words
can heal
teach
soothe
calm…
sometimes
words
alter
break
scar
knock down…
we have memories
of words
the first time we heard
i love you,
our babies first words,
our final goodbye to a loved one…

i must reveal myself
i must reveal myself

so much of our life’s journey
is wrapped around
and encompassed
with words…
writers play with words
singers cradle us with words
teachers plant our brain with words
every where we turn
there are words
written
spoken
and those
always hanging
in mid air
the ones we left
unsaid…
some words
can rip us apart
taking us back to
the most painful memories
some can make us feel
light as a feather
as if we are floating on a cloud
still others are warm
rooting us
with an unbreakable bond
words
can
change your life…
what a powerful gift God gave us-
that of speech…
i just wonder why he did not give
us mute and delete buttons
to go along with it!

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