The Shocking Truth About The Power of Words


“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.”

…Jodi Picoult

I don’t know about you, but I grew up with the saying “Sticks and stones will hurt my bones, but words will never harm me.”

That is a lie.

Words are very powerful. They have the ability to create something wonderful and the brutal force to destroy it.

We have all said things at different times in our lives that we wish we could take back as soon as those words were out of our mouths. Why is that? I think it’s because we know on some deep inner level that once those words leave our mouth, they can only be forgiven; they will never be forgotten.

Here’s something very important. Here’s the shocking truth about where those words that you flung out so casually go…

To that person who caught those words you carelessly hurled, well, they were downloaded straight into the subconscious memory of who you said them to!  And, as a result, those words become enmeshed or “hardwired” in the subconscious mind as absolute “facts.”

Once programmed into the subconscious mind, they control your biology for the rest of your lives. That is, unless you figure out a way to reprogram them.

So, these verbal abuses, because that’s what they are, become defined as “truths” that unconsciously shape your behavior and your potential throughout your life. Imagine the consequences of parents saying things like “You are so stupid,” “You will never amount to anything,” “You don’t deserve things”….you get the idea.

Consider that your minds are 10% conscious and 90% subconscious. The verbal (conscious) brain is your “manual control” and the non-verbal (subconscious) brain is the “auto-pilot.”

The subconscious brain operates in the PRESENT always. Your conscious brain can go back and forth between present, past, and future. It can look both forward and backward.

In a nutshell, your subconscious mind is an emotionless database of stored programs. Its function is only concerned with reading environmental signals and engaging in “hardwired” behavioral programs ~ no questions asked ~ no judgements made.

The conscious mind on the other hand, is “the ego,” the voice of your own thoughts. It can have great plans and visions for a future filled with love, health, happiness, and prosperity. And, while you focus your consciousness on happy thoughts, who is running the show? That’s right. The subsconscious. Exactly the way it was programmed.

Words are more powerful than perhaps you have ever before considered. Its effects can be far reaching. Choose your words wisely. A tongue has no bones but it is strong enough to break a heart. Why not use your words today to lift someone up instead of knocking them down?

And, sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.