Words are very powerful. They can build or destroy a life. Words express the reality of our heart. The first word ever spoken was the word of God. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Divine Word is the expression of the Father. Indeed the Father has uttered only one single word and it is the Divine Word and we are the reflection of this Divine Word. Therefore our words are not just only sounds uttered from our mouth, but rather they are the expression of our feelings, actions and accomplishments. What we say practically determines everything we do. As a man thinks, so is he.
A mother understands the power of words so well. Even to the newborn or the very young child, the mother speaks to him or her. Does she expect the child to understand what she says? Yes and no! No, she does not expect the child to understand the words that she speaks. But she instinctively knows that these words express feelings, emotions and moods or fears. Somehow the child received unconsciously the message communicated by these words. Those words are statements or affirmations communicating to the child the sense of love, satisfaction, of pleasure or of disapproval, of being a burden. Therefore, those statements or affirmations can either be positive affirmations or negative affirmations. Positive statements or affirmations build our life while negative statements or affirmations destroy it.
The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be related to his inner state. We can therefore be sure that every man is where he is by the law of his being; his thoughts have brought him where he is. The mind attracts that which it desires; that which it loves, and also that which it fears. Every thought put in our mind, and allowed to grow there, will produce there own acts, opportunities and circumstances. Good thoughts will bear good fruits, bad thoughts bad fruits. The inner world shapes our outer world, both pleasant and unpleasant.