“To an unenlightened soul, harmful words are like letters carved in stone. As we progress, the words are written in sand. Still farther along, they are written with a stick in water. Finally, the words are written in the air.” Zen saying.
The language we use influences our thoughts and actions and has the potency to inspire or to harm. It can build confidence or it can take away one’s dignity and self-esteem.
There are many reasons why we choose words to express our point of view or emotions. Sometimes we use words to: