Imagine your words, written or spoken, affecting your audience.
They teach, the words. Cultivate the mind and spirit.
They inspire. Enlighten. Warm the heart and soul.
Words have meaning, deep and profound.
Where do they come from, the words?
They are inside your head. Unrefined, and coarse.
So you polish them, before you open your mouth, or click send.
But not always.
Sometimes you write, or speak, without prior thought.
You get comfortable in your self-indulgent authenticity.
You have to remind yourself:
When you write, you have options. Delete, or backspace, at your fingertips.
When you speak, tone matters.
But the ultimate test lies with your audience.
To speak, you need a listener who hears your words.
To write, you need a reader who reads, and interprets, your words.
To speak or write to no one, well, that makes it futile for some.
Which is why your readers and listeners are your treasures.
Some enter your mind, and your heart, and stay a while. You keep thinking, they hear you. They see you. They read, and comprehend, in ways few do.
But it doesn’t seem to last.
It takes so little to ruin so much.
Think before you speak, they say.
Same goes for writing. Think. How does it sound? How will it feel?
Hesitate before you click. Process those words.
Only then should you speak.
Or press enter.
But do you do it? Do you reflect before you launch your words?
When you answer the question, do you pause before you speak, or write, your answer?
It’s too late.
When words are spoken or authored without thinking, conveying selfishness and impractical fantasies, the essence of the union shatters.
The silence is deafening. It stings, and slices the heart in two.