( painting cortesy-the rider by mary maxam.)
Cleveland, Tennessee,a mother used a tube of toothpaste to teach her daughter a lesson that will probably stay with her forever.In her own words:-
“I gave her a tube of toothpaste and asked her to squirt it out onto a plate. When she finished, I calmly asked her to put all the toothpaste back in the tube. She began exclaiming things like “But I can’t!” and “It won’t be like it was before!” I quietly waited for her to finish and then said the following:
“You will remember this plate of toothpaste for the rest of your life. Your words have the power of life or death. As you go into middle school, you are about to see just how much weight your words carry. You are going to have the opportunity to use your words to hurt, demean, slander and wound others. You are also going to have the opportunity to use your words to heal, encourage, inspire and love others”.(the story,courtesy to her facebook)
Let me share my thoughts………
Our speech is for communication,
What we communicate?
all thoughts are not getting translated into the speech.
But all ‘speech” is from thoughts.
we use speech,not only for communication,but for an internal talk.
an interior monologue.
this is to enhance and organize our mental process of thinking(coginition).
the patterns of stress and intonation in a speech(prosody) is reflective of the emotion associated with the thought.
emotion can be positive(eg.love,mercy,happy)
(most of the time,we are sitting on the horse of thoughts and riding it,along with the horse of emotion,as in the picture)
(But at s0me time, the horse of emotion is pulling us forwardin an uncotrollable manner,and we are helplessly sitting on the horse of thoughts )
What kind of speech we are delivering,everyday to others?
positive or negative…….?
This effects our health.
when we think positively(or speech),our body produce/secrete positive hormone and neurotransmitters.
and with a negative thinking(negatively charged thoughts),negative hormones,and neurotransmitters get produced.
these hormones are the basis for our physical and mental health.For good health,body need positive hormones,neurotransmitters and a mind with positive emotions
In summary,we must be good,skillful riders of our emotion and thoughts.