Values anchored deep
undeterred by life’s gales
Everyday musings ….Life as I see it…….my space, my reflections and thoughts !!
Values anchored deep
undeterred by life’s gales
My perspective on core values….
Change is always good, but not when it comes to changing your core values.
Core values are like roots, the deeper they seep in, the stronger they make you.
A generation built on strong core values, will emerge into a healthy nation.
Seeds of core values instilled in children will sprout into a strong tree, able to withstand any storm.
How challenging do you think it is in today’s world, to instill core values in children?
A bullet once fired from the gun, passage of time and the spoken words, never come back.
There are 3 elements in the above quote, (i) bullet; (ii) Time and (iii) Words. No intelligence is needed that a bullet has the power to kill and it is common sense that there is a time span for everything and everyone. Words are the strongest weapon a person can have. It can not only kill, terrify, petrify but can praise, inspire and persuade.
What do you think is the power of Words; will you believe me if I say words have the power to kill? Maybe not. Let me narrate a small story to prove the same. In the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, some villagers practice a unique form of cutting a tree. If a tree is too large to be felled with an axe, the natives cut it down by yelling at it. The woodcutters creep up on a tree just at dawn and suddenly scream at it at the top of their lungs. They continue this for thirty days. The tree dies and falls over. According to the villagers shouting and abusing kills the spirit of the tree. This method has never failed them. When words can kill, it’s impossible to deny the fact that they are just merely signs and letters.
I am sure you will agree with me that words have energy and power to help, heal, hinder, hurt, harm, humiliate, humble and persuade .In a small village there was a little conflict between people as to whether god existed or not … To solve this the village headman decided to conduct a debate between a theist and an atheist and whoever won this debate was right. All the villagers agreed and the debate started early morning. A marathon session followed and finally ended the next day! By then the theist became an atheist and the atheist became a theist … Whether the villagers got their answer or not, we don’t know. But for sure we can conclude by saying that words have immense power! And with thoughts and words synchronised we can do wonders!
Words are what we use to express our self, our thoughts and our feelings. We use words in every walk of our lives and hence the power of words is immense. The impact of words on different people varies because it depends on their understanding and the tone with which the speaker has spoken.
“Words, so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Words are most powerful messenger of your thoughts. Do you agree with me?
Sometime back I came across a quote by Piyush Mishra* in Hindi which read:
zindagi halki phulki hai,
bhoj tho kwaishon ka hai
which when translated means,
Life is simple
but desires burden it!
Isn’t this absolutely true? Why is man always wanting more? Unending desires has become a constant in man’s life and sadly it is a universal phenomenon. Man has succumbed to the trap of wanting more. Being content is a lost virtue today. The list of desires seem to explode from every corner into his life, burdening it with all things negative. He ascends on the steps of desires not knowing which floor is his destination. He keeps climbing up thinking the next level will have something better in store. But when the final destination of life knocks at his doorstep, he realizes its futility.
Lost in a maze of desires
chases illusionary happiness
obliterates tiny delights
defines false impressions
when emptiness besieges
laments valuable time lost
the burden of desires
* Piyush Mishra is an Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter.
14th November is Children’s Day in India. A day to celebrate their innocence, laughter, unending banter, naughtiness and curiosity. Today let’s get that child out, laugh without a reason, forgive easily and rekindle our questioning mind! . A Happy Children’s Day to the child within all of us 🙂
I had written this post, during my early blogging days. Just felt that it was appropriate to repost it today. It is dedicated to all the wonderful and creative children who teach us a lesson or two!
Last week my 12 year old daughter and I sat down to play a game of scrabble. Read more….
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