In the human body the tongue is a powerful part which has the power to direct, destroy and delight.
The tongue has the power to make friends or enemies. If you speak good words, you can console others and make them happy. If you speak rude words that will hurt others or make them angry.Sometimes a single word can create big quarrel and cause damage to others. Click To Tweet
Harsh words can shatter people and ruin them for a lifetime.
Find which type of tongue you have.
Misuse of the tongue
An evil tongue speaks evil words. Many times use of the tongue is good, but on some occasions depends on the mood and nature of the person misuse of the tongue happens.
Sometimes classmates gossip and betray one another or people abuse each other.
You can use tongue as a powerful tool for the good or a powerful weapon to bent on bad habits.
Sometimes to coverup own weakness people misuse the tongue like cursing, backbiting, lying, spreading a rumor or such activities. Mature persons have the control on the tongue and thus control the whole body. Immature persons lack the control of the tongue.
You may have to face frustration, hurt, irritated, angry or judgmental about something that someone else has done with you. You should never jump to the wrong conclusion before understand all the facts. If you spend more time listening others helps to avoid misunderstandings and unwanted quarrel.
Misuse of the tongue cuts across communities and relations. Words from the tongue of parents can either build or destroy their children.
Some employees use the tongue to degrade or destroy the careers of their superiors or subordinates. Careless use of words can become a cause of wars.
Misuse of the power of the tongue can cause uncontrolled anger, pride, selfishness, hatred. If you use any bad words while speaking to an audience that will give a bad name to you and the organisers of that event. Sometimes people will react to your words. You can learn how to speak well with others or audience.
Try to avoid using bad words even if you can not control your anger. Find how to control the anger with easy steps.
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Remember you can never retrieve spoken words, just like a stone once thrown cannot taken back.
This is a very meaningful quote from Mahatma Gandhi. If you control your beliefs, your thoughts become good. You will not dwell on negative thoughts.
When you have good thoughts, your words become good. You will speak well with others.
Good words create good actions and bad words create bad actions like the angry, quarrel etc
Good actions become your good habits and bad actions bad habits.
Good habits increases your value, more people respect you and become friends. Bad habits decrease your value and people avoid friendship or any other relationship with you.
When your value is great, your destiny will also be great.
If you control your beliefs, your destiny will be great. Click To Tweet
Power of words
Remember your words are powerful. Words can build up, encourage, motivate. Words can tear down, hurt and cause horrible scars. You can change of the mind to transform the tongue because the mind influences the tongue. If your mind has any bad emotions like anger, selfishness, envy, pride, that stage of mind will affect everything you do.
Answer the following questions and make sure that what you will say passes this test. If you do not pass this simple test, then speak nothing.
T – is it true?
H – is it helpful?
I – is it inspiring?
N – is it necessary?
K – is it kind?
“Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.” Rumi
What can you do for the right use of tongue?
For every word you speak assume responsibility.
Your family members, friends, co-workers can observe the effects of your words and attitudes. Ask them and ensure that your words are not offensive.
Evaluate their observations and suggestions. Try to make necessary changes in your speech patterns.
Give priority to fulfill all the past promises. Think before making any new promises. Ask for forgiveness for your words or actions that hurt others. Avoid hurting words in the future.
Use its power in a good way. Be a good listener, tolerant, quick to hear, slow to speak and choose words carefully.
This way you can earn the respect of others, settle quarrels, bring peace within you and community. It will save you from many problems.
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When the thoughts of your mind are focused on what is good and true, your words will reflect it.
Bring honour to others who, in return, will also respect you.
Do you misuse your tongue?
Do you forgive others who hurt you with their words or deeds?
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