Think On This

“Say what you want but you NEVER say it with violence!” ― Gerard Way

As a child growing up I remember chanting, ‘sticks and stones can break my bones but words can’t do me no harm’ whenever someone said something mean.  Being older and wiser I know that words cut deeper than physical wounds and while those heal and fade, words remain with you always.

True non-violence means never hurting others even through words.  Most of us make a great effort not to hurt people physically, but sometimes we hurt others through our words, often accidentally.

Today I will really think about the consequence of my words before I speak and consider how they might hurt others, I will also notice how when I do express negativity it makes those around me feel negative, which in turn affects me for the worst too.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love” ― Martin Luther King Jr.


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