Day 29: Your Words Your Sword


It has been a long day for me. Two lectures, one visit to a sick friend and shopping for the upcoming Chinese New Year. I believe all of you have the similar experience like mine – feeling tired after a long day and wishing to hear something positive.

Imagine if you’re going home tired and meet your spouse at home. I believe all you want to hear is the warm greetings and kiss. The least thing you want to hear is how awful your smell or how bad you look after a long day.

Your word is your sword. As Paulo Coelho wrote in his book “The Fifth Mountain” (p. 64):
“The high priest knew that, of all the weapons of destruction that man could invent, the most terrible – and the most powerful – was the word. Daggers and spears left traces of blood; arrow could be seen at a distance. Poisons were detected in the end and avoided. But the word managed to destroy without leaving clues.”

I am learning to always make the better choices of being quiet, instead of blurting the wrong words. Until I have the right words … may God bless me to stay quiet.

Have a good evening rest!

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