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February 20, 2009
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“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.”

Heard of this one haven’t you?:)

Is this true you think?

Don’t some words sting more than a slap ever can?
Don’t some words hurt so badly that it feels like an entire lifetime wouldn’t heal the wounds?
Doesn’t it sometimes feel like anything would have been better than listening to those words from a loved one?

Or remember that time?That one time when you would have given anything to take those words back?
The ones that you threw at a loved one?The ones that make you feel guilty even now?

Words..what do you think of them?:)

They are the means of everyday communication are they not?
Words are how I communicate with all of you.Words are the medium through which you have come to ‘know’ me .
Words are the way I have come to ‘know’ so many of you too.:)
Each one of you different ,each one of you unique.Each one has a world of his/her own outside this blogosphere.

A question that came to my mind was….what about those who can’t listen or can’t speak? What of them?
For some who can’t speak and listen both,the sign language becomes their ‘vocabulary.’
For those who can’t listen,speak or see…the senses are at a heightened state of awareness.Their senses say much more to them than ours possibly do.
So in a way, I suppose, one could say that those senses are indeed their ‘words‘.

All of us reach out in our own ways through the words we have at our disposal.

What do you say when a loved one says something ‘cutting’?
You more often than not say that you are ‘hurt’.

या फिर मुझे चोट लगी ,
मैं आहत हूँ ,
उसके शब्द मेरे दिल में नासूर बन गए हैं

Interesting is it not? 🙂
That you would use a word that implies you have been attacked or bruised physically?
Are you not using a ‘physical’ language?
‘Cutting’ and’ hurt’? or in Hindi /Urdu ‘चोट ‘,’आहत’,’नासूर’?
But it was a mental pain…A pain that your mind and heart registered..your body has no inkling of it..
And yet the mental pain feels like it is so physical does it not?
And maybe spiritual too?

Words are all we have.
Essentially everything depends on how you use the words.

As a friend said so aptly, ”Words.. are everything!
And they are nothing.. it depends on who is using it.. and
how!”

Ever heard anything more true?:)

All of us have the same words at our disposal.
The same alphabets were learnt and remembered by all of us.The same Hindi varnmala.Or even your mother tongue.

And yet some are more generous than others with their words…they share words with abandon….

Some use words like they are storing it up for a rainy day….:)…very,very carefully..

And some are so miserly with them ,that one wonders, why were they given any in the first place? 😀

Words are essentially an expression of your spirit….of all that you are…

For the Inuits, the word to make poetry is the word to breathe; both
are derivatives of anerca, the soul, that which is eternal: the
breath of life.

A poem is words infused with breath or spirit: “Let
me breathe of it
”, says the Inuit poet-maker and then begins: “I have
put my poem in order on the threshold of my tongue”

This is why you feel touched when you read a poem or indeed any word that has been infused with this spirit,this breath of life itself.

Didn’t you always wonder why some words spoke to you?Why some poems have stayed with you forever?Why some stories are buried deep in the recesses of your mind ?
This is why.
The words take breaths of life like you and me.They are life.

Have you ever wondered why are you so addicted to blogging?:)

Yes,to be in touch with each other..yes…..
But why this need to reach out and touch another soul?

Don’t you pour out all that you have to say on these blogs ?
Don’t you write till it feels like the last drop of blood has been transformed into words and put onto paper or in this case the blog?

But wait!:)there is another reason that you so eagerly open your blogs in the morning or at night…:)

Don’t you simply hope against hope that there will be comments for all that you had said yesterday..?That somewhere there will be another soul who would reciprocate and empathise?
That there would be words in response to your words?

Or someone who thinks just like you..and is generously sharing his/her thoughts with you?

Words can be positive and negative…but all of you know that already..:)
Positive words have an energy of their own.They don’t just empower the speaker but also the listener who recieves them.
Each word of ours has an effect on the one we are addressing.

Negative words give negative vibes…
No..not vibes as in the spooky black magic kinds…but the other kind..:D

Have you seen how violent a reaction someone has if you say just one negative word?
That is the negative vibe I am referring to..

Remember words have the power to heal and hurt ….both…

Today,observe how you are using the words you have been given.:)
Go on…observe..Be conscious..be careless..either way you will learn a little something about yourself..:)

Try giving a compliment ,one from the heart to a loved one…:)….and see the change…the smile that blooms…..:)

”If I write what my soul thinks, it will be visible, and the words will be its body.” — Helen Keller

Second in a random series on the effect of words (or their absence)in our life…

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  1. Aren O. Týr permalink
    February 20, 2009 11:30 am

    Paradoxically, words have the power to communicate that which cannot be explicitly written.

    They can point towards that which is not said, and cannot be said, for to name it is to lose it.

    This is a form of alchemy – but with words. 🙂

  2. My Castle in Spain permalink
    February 20, 2009 12:34 pm

    Dear Indyeah,
    i like to think that words are bridges which link the little islands we are. We need them and of course we might be cautious to use them well…
    As you know me now, i prefer to use words of love rather than hate or anger. It is more exhilarating.

    Have a great week end dear !
    with peace and love

  3. Usha Pisharody permalink
    February 20, 2009 2:26 pm

    And that is where the language of the unspoken still delivers itself in the way we sense, the way we hear it, in “words” perhaps of a different kind…

    An exercise put to us, when I did my PGCTE, about 10 years back which was part of our Methodology classes was this… to think of whether thought or language came first. A lot of psychologists and linguists had written at length upon it 🙂

    And what of dreams, do they come in colour, and are they verbal?

    This leads one to ever so many levels, high and deep in the recesses of experience, does it not.

    Love the series, and I am sure there is more from where it sprang, an unquenchable need to pour, and to share:)

    lol@blogaddiction! And the comments part.. you bet, you bet! It’s not enough to put a comment, but one waits eagerly to see how it was received too:)

    And I have been totally lax there.. Hopefully I will catch up by the weekend!

    🙂

  4. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 20, 2009 3:49 pm

    Great post, Indyeah. Putting soul into words is what we often see in your posts – whether poetry or prose. It is often the thought, the emotions, the feelings that form the background that play a part in selecting the words we use.
    But this post talks about the words that hurt. We find several instances of the rampant use of these words – abusive, hurting, laden with anger – often intentionally hurled with an intent to hurt. As it has been said, words that have been uttered and arrows that have left from the bow are impossible to take back.
    That is why it is said, speak good, soft, sweet words – you may have to eat them later!

  5. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 20, 2009 3:49 pm

    Great post, Indyeah. Putting soul into words is what we often see in your posts – whether poetry or prose. It is often the thought, the emotions, the feelings that form the background that play a part in selecting the words we use.
    But this post talks about the words that hurt. We find several instances of the rampant use of these words – abusive, hurting, laden with anger – often intentionally hurled with an intent to hurt. As it has been said, words that have been uttered and arrows that have left from the bow are impossible to take back.
    That is why it is said, speak good, soft, sweet words – you may have to eat them later!

  6. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 20, 2009 3:49 pm

    Great post, Indyeah. Putting soul into words is what we often see in your posts – whether poetry or prose. It is often the thought, the emotions, the feelings that form the background that play a part in selecting the words we use.
    But this post talks about the words that hurt. We find several instances of the rampant use of these words – abusive, hurting, laden with anger – often intentionally hurled with an intent to hurt. As it has been said, words that have been uttered and arrows that have left from the bow are impossible to take back.
    That is why it is said, speak good, soft, sweet words – you may have to eat them later!

  7. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 20, 2009 3:49 pm

    Great post, Indyeah. Putting soul into words is what we often see in your posts – whether poetry or prose. It is often the thought, the emotions, the feelings that form the background that play a part in selecting the words we use.
    But this post talks about the words that hurt. We find several instances of the rampant use of these words – abusive, hurting, laden with anger – often intentionally hurled with an intent to hurt. As it has been said, words that have been uttered and arrows that have left from the bow are impossible to take back.
    That is why it is said, speak good, soft, sweet words – you may have to eat them later!

  8. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 20, 2009 3:49 pm

    Great post, Indyeah. Putting soul into words is what we often see in your posts – whether poetry or prose. It is often the thought, the emotions, the feelings that form the background that play a part in selecting the words we use.
    But this post talks about the words that hurt. We find several instances of the rampant use of these words – abusive, hurting, laden with anger – often intentionally hurled with an intent to hurt. As it has been said, words that have been uttered and arrows that have left from the bow are impossible to take back.
    That is why it is said, speak good, soft, sweet words – you may have to eat them later!

  9. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 20, 2009 3:49 pm

    Great post, Indyeah. Putting soul into words is what we often see in your posts – whether poetry or prose. It is often the thought, the emotions, the feelings that form the background that play a part in selecting the words we use.
    But this post talks about the words that hurt. We find several instances of the rampant use of these words – abusive, hurting, laden with anger – often intentionally hurled with an intent to hurt. As it has been said, words that have been uttered and arrows that have left from the bow are impossible to take back.
    That is why it is said, speak good, soft, sweet words – you may have to eat them later!

  10. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 20, 2009 3:49 pm

    Great post, Indyeah. Putting soul into words is what we often see in your posts – whether poetry or prose. It is often the thought, the emotions, the feelings that form the background that play a part in selecting the words we use.
    But this post talks about the words that hurt. We find several instances of the rampant use of these words – abusive, hurting, laden with anger – often intentionally hurled with an intent to hurt. As it has been said, words that have been uttered and arrows that have left from the bow are impossible to take back.
    That is why it is said, speak good, soft, sweet words – you may have to eat them later!

  11. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 20, 2009 3:49 pm

    Great post, Indyeah. Putting soul into words is what we often see in your posts – whether poetry or prose. It is often the thought, the emotions, the feelings that form the background that play a part in selecting the words we use.
    But this post talks about the words that hurt. We find several instances of the rampant use of these words – abusive, hurting, laden with anger – often intentionally hurled with an intent to hurt. As it has been said, words that have been uttered and arrows that have left from the bow are impossible to take back.
    That is why it is said, speak good, soft, sweet words – you may have to eat them later!

  12. aneesha permalink
    February 20, 2009 5:13 pm

    wow… this was an amazing post…
    dont have any more words to react to it…

  13. Sagarone permalink
    February 20, 2009 5:57 pm

    And words spoken in appreciation are the lubricant that help our day to day affairs go on smoothly. Words spoken to hurt, bring this to a grinding halt…

  14. Shrav permalink
    February 20, 2009 6:49 pm

    Great post Indyeah! 🙂 Loved it!

  15. Vinod_Sharma permalink
    February 20, 2009 7:19 pm

    You are pouring out all that has been bottled up in you for long…that is why your words have that different kind of power about them…this catharsis is important for you and perhaps some of those who read your words and find that these are exactly the words they wanted to write but could not bring themselves to…

  16. Indian Home Maker permalink
    February 20, 2009 7:19 pm

    One of my favorite songs is Words.
    And my mom says her mom used to say that words never go away, they echo in the Himalayas forever, and when we say something we should not – either harsh or cruel (even lies) – it never goes away.

    We also put a drop of honey on a six days old baby’s tongue to give them a sweet tongue. And sweet words, I think it has worked for the kids who have been given this, because the thought that made the parents try something like this must have made sure they taught their kids the magic of Sorry, Thank You and Please.

  17. Solilo permalink
    February 20, 2009 7:38 pm

    Abhi, This is one post I have no words to write my thoughts on :).

    That should answer it. {{{Hugs}}}

    Muah Muah :)):))

  18. Indian Home Maker permalink
    February 20, 2009 8:18 pm

    ‘Have you ever wondered why are you so addicted to blogging?:)

    Yes,to be in touch with each other..yes…..
    But why this need to reach out and touch another soul?

    Don’t you pour out all that you have to say on these blogs ?
    Don’t you write till it feels like the last drop of blood has been transformed into words and put onto paper or in this case the blog?

    But wait!:)there is another reason that you so eagerly open your blogs in the morning or at night…:)

    Don’t you simply hope against hope that there will be comments for all that you had said yesterday..?That somewhere there will be another soul who would reciprocate and empathise?’

    Oh yes!!
    Indyeah some of can never have enough of words, some are happy with just a few words …

  19. Indyeah permalink
    February 20, 2009 9:00 pm

    Aren:-”Paradoxically, words have the power to communicate that which cannot be explicitly written.

    They can point towards that which is not said, and cannot be said, for to name it is to lose it.

    This is a form of alchemy – but with words. :-)”
    Why have I put all your words here?Because you have written so beautifully of all that words can be….:)
    I dont need to add a word..
    ”for to name it is to lose it.”How very true!!and Alchemy!that is beautiful!:)
    thank you for sharing these…believe me a lot of us smiled and just nodded our heads upon reading your words….:)so true they were!

  20. hitch writer permalink
    February 20, 2009 9:05 pm

    bout those who cannot speak and listen…. they can feel…. they can feel a lot more than us….

    Really intriguing post…

    I some how have become so badly addicted to bloggin I just cant concerntrate on work at times, I am thinking of taking a weeks break but I can’t…

    I have to post… In my subconscious mind I am typing, everythign I see now I am putting words in my mind registering and trying to make a blog out of it…

    We dont always get time and space to say all that we want to… In real life it happens so many times with me that I aint able to say what I exactly mean and am taken wrongly…. coz I dont know how to use Words well when speaking…

    But when I write… I can endlessly keep on pouring my heart out and ensure that i am perfectly understooood.

    Words are essentially an expression of your spirit….of all that you are…

    Indeed Indyeah !!

  21. Indyeah permalink
    February 20, 2009 9:07 pm

    My castle in Spain:-:))Its always a joy to see you here:))

    ”words are bridges which link the little islands we are”
    this is such a beautiful description Lala!:))Thank you…

    and oh!Hwo I know of your penchant for words of love,words that are sweet,words that charm..for, your blog is all that..is it not?that is why it charms,it beckons just so..thank you for all the wishes…((hugs))hope you have a beautiful one too:))

  22. Biju Mathews permalink
    February 20, 2009 9:10 pm

    Yeah, words are swift to hurt. The worst part is that they create communication gaps among people.

    I hope men and women could meet at the summit of the mountain called love without speaking anything. Every time they speak to each other these days they have a tinge of criticism and sarcasm. A smile is all that is required in life to carry on but they complicate things by words. Words which can never be taken back by a boneless tongue; words which once used go deep inside and tear in..

    You have a great post here!!

    Keep Blogging!!

  23. Indyeah permalink
    February 20, 2009 9:34 pm

    I so want to say hello to everyone..:))But have to go…will be back in an hour or two:))

  24. vishesh permalink
    February 20, 2009 11:00 pm

    A passage is made of language and adage,
    And its impact the strongest vintage.

    A sentence is made of vent and verse,
    And its impact can be a adverse.

    A word is made of life and thought,
    And its impact is beyond what we got.

  25. That Subtle Something... permalink
    February 21, 2009 3:41 am

    words have the power to kill and heal..both.. Thats the subtle power of words… Blessed are those,who have the magical power of using the words to heal..like you… yes..believe me.. you have the magical power of healing..Thats why, I am getting myself tied to your blog :))

    But silence is the only equipment to handle those… those(cursed ones) who kill with words. And thus here…silence becomes more powerful than words..yes extremely powerful!!

  26. Rakesh permalink
    February 21, 2009 3:55 am

    Wow Indyeah, you are full of words, aren’t you! And such deep ones at that.

    Can’t say much other than keep enlightening us with your words 🙂

  27. Poonam Sharma permalink
    February 21, 2009 4:24 am

    Beautiful posts…

    Writing your words on paper can be a healer. 🙂

    You reminded me of a song from Boyzone, one of my favorites..

    Its only words…
    Words are all I have…to take your heart away..

    If words can hurt, they can heal as well. What say?

  28. February 21, 2009 4:41 am

    'If I write what my soul thinks, it will be visible, and the words will be its body." — Helen Keller

    Nice quote 🙂 & a nice series by u.

    words can start a trail of thoughts.. they can lead to budding a new relationship.., A single word can also end a trail of thoughts, can lead to a closure of a sort – can end a relation that we have been clinging on to…

    at times we wonder so what is better- sugar coating the words, or leaving them stark to bear the truth as is.
    depends on who is the recipient I guess..

    hmm.. so the teacher in u has a task for us 🙂 to observe the effect of our words..hmm shall do ma'm 🙂

  29. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:11 am

    Usha Pisharody:-:))”And that is where the language of the unspoken still delivers itself in the way we sense, the way we hear it, in “words” perhaps of a different kind…”:))
    true..:)

    ”An exercise put to us, when I did my PGCTE, about 10 years back which was part of our Methodology classes was this… to think of whether thought or language came first. A lot of psychologists and linguists had written at length upon it :)”
    Me too!we had the same exercise..:)
    and I loved the whole thing..:)

    ”And what of dreams, do they come in colour, and are they verbal? ”
    what a thought provoking question!yes..our dreams could explain too perhaps a lot?:))and in colour or verbal?What a question Usha!awesome question…

    all your questions lead one to a yet higher level of thinkng…beautiful questions …..all of them wondering …thinking…answering too perhaps?:)

    and the wait to see how one’s words were received…:))yes,trust you to see that too..

    all the questions you have brought,all your understanding that you have shared..:))thank you:)

  30. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:15 am

    Gopinath’s Artickles:-Thank you so much for all the generous words:)

    ”words that have been uttered and arrows that have left from the bow are impossible to take back. ”
    Beautifully said..it indeed is just like this..one can regret for a lifetime that which one said in a moment of anger…

    ”speak good, soft, sweet words – you may have to eat them later”:D..indeed!only if more of us learnt this all important lesson!

  31. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:19 am

    Aneesha:-awww…thank you:)so much:)((hugs))

    Sagarone:-yes,so true..words of appreciation perhaps no definitely are nourishment for the human soul…:)
    you always bring such a beautiful new meaning here..:))
    thank you:)

    Shrav;-Thank you so much:))glad that you liked it:)thanks for dropping in!

  32. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:24 am

    Vinod Sir:-:))…yes pouring out for sure…bottle up ..:)I am not sure..:)coz I am a chatterbox..nothing stays with me for long..I have to share everything every second with family and firends…so the scope for bottling up is limited:))they make me spill it out:D

    but yes as you wrote,
    the catharsis is there..I am experiencing it..and I didnt even realize it..now through your words I see that yes it is so..:)

    Thank you so much for all the words Sir…they always mean a lot…the comments from those who have been there since the journey started are more precious than any other:))

  33. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:29 am

    IHM:-mine too:)
    and yes,it is true I think because all that we say becomes a part of this very atmosphere that surrounds us…and so one should always be careful…

    ”I think it has worked for the kids who have been given this, because the thought that made the parents try something like this must have made sure they taught their kids the magic of Sorry, Thank You and Please.”true!and what an absolutely beautifulway of looking at it!yes,those parents who do so are the thoughtful ones anyway..arent they?:))

    Mine did too:))the sorry and please and thank yous were deeply ingrained….now I realise the importance of a few simple words:)

    ((hugs)))

    Solilo:-:))…(((hugs))back!
    bear hugs!!
    warm hugs

    lol@muah!!KJo;)and I will be reborn?:D
    words are not needed sometimes…and this is one of those…:))

  34. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:36 am

    IHM:-Awww…:))((hugs))

    yes,but it is what we do with those that matters…as yo use the ones you have been given ..so brilliantly…inspiring so many others to join!:))

    Dhiren:-yes,they do feel more deeply ..much more than we ever can..:)

    ”I some how have become so badly addicted to bloggin I just cant concerntrate on work at times, I am thinking of taking a weeks break but I can’t… ”

    LOL!!me too!

    *gasp*seriously dont ever do it..we will miss your posts then:))and where will we get genuine hitchwriter stories from then?:))

    ”I have to post… In my subconscious mind I am typing, everythign I see now I am putting words in my mind registering and trying to make a blog out of it…”
    Dhiren!!I swear you make me smile so much!in your subconscious mind!!really!!take weekend breaks…but only a day or t wo at the most okay?beyond that we will miss you:))

    ”But when I write… I can endlessly keep on pouring my heart out and ensure that i am perfectly understooood.”
    yes beautifully said Dhiren!this is the case with most of us:)

    ”Words are essentially an expression of your spirit….of all that you are..”.

    these were written for you..becasue your spirit shines through your words so clearly:))

  35. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:42 am

    Biju Mathews:-”A smile is all that is required in life to carry on but they complicate things by words.”
    yes…so true isnt it?but we are humans hence the need to ‘communicate’

    ”Words which can never be taken back by a boneless tongue; words which once used .go deep inside and tear in..”
    you have put it so well Biju!there you have it…words tear in..exactly..

    thank you so much for sharing:)

    Vishesh:-”A passage is made of language and adage,
    And its impact the strongest vintage.

    A sentence is made of vent and verse,
    And its impact can be a adverse.

    A word is made of life and thought,
    And its impact is beyond what we got.”

    wah!!where did you find this gem?ir is this your onw creation?:)
    amazing is the word!:)thank you so much for sharing..:)
    a word is made of life and thought!true!so true!

  36. mandira permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:45 am

    well written post…words say a lot, mean a lot… we use them as a means of self expression…for communication.sometimes they convey the real intention behind them , sometimes they dont. as human beings we are pretty complex…and our use of words and language is just as complex.. words can hurt more than a slap..physical hurt is more easily forgotten than the emotional hurt caused by harsh words.
    loved ur friends line..so true…

  37. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:45 am

    That Subtle Something:-:))
    *happy grins*see?loads of them:))

    ((hugs))me too getting tied to you that is:))(the request that you write continues:P)plzzz…plzz no?:))

    ”But silence is the only equipment to handle those… those(cursed ones) who kill with words. And thus here…silence becomes more powerful than words..yes extremely powerful!!”
    trust you to put it just right!yes,this is exactly where silence says so much more..than words ever can…because some dont deserve our precious words…

    ((hugs)):))

  38. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:56 am

    Rakesh:-:D full of words..:D…yes that I am..
    thank you so much for saying all that you have…

    enlightening:D..I learn so much from all of you…still taking abby steps as of now:)

    thank YOU for so generously giving me these words..:))

    Poonam:-:))thank you Poonam!:)
    ((hugs)):D..yeah will give a lot of them so be prepared:))
    aww…fav song?yes the lyrics are beautiful:)

    oh yes!!words can heal a lot..infact as Sagarone said I think words are the most potent medicine…:)

  39. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 7:04 am

    N:-((hugs))yeah I am pretty weird this way..:)I am a compulsive hugger….:))I am:))

    ”words can start a trail of thoughts.. they can lead to budding a new relationship.., A single word can also end a trail of thoughts, can lead to a closure of a sort – can end a relation that we have been clinging on to…”
    see?you always put it across so beautifully..remember the one on beauty and dads?:))

    ”at times we wonder so what is better- sugar coating the words, or leaving them stark to bear the truth as is.
    depends on who is the recipient I guess..”

    :D..yeah some people really deserve them dont they?

    LOL!!yes bachcha …do your homework..:P

    but you dont need to learn the lesson I feel you already know of all that words are..because I know all that from your words..:))((hugs))

  40. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 7:17 am

    Mandira:-yay!!why you ask??I never could access your profile(its not public right?) and now I can!I saw Mandira and went yay!!:D

    thank you Mandira!:))

    ”physical hurt is more easily forgotten than the emotional hurt caused by harsh words.”
    so ,so true….
    and yes what winnie said is true…

    it all depends on who is using those words…
    words have a world inherent in them or as they say in hindi…”shabd apne aap mein kayi duniya samete hue hain…”

  41. vimmuuu permalink
    February 21, 2009 7:21 am

    My first comment here and I hope my words dont create any sort of vibe ! yeah, not even a positive one 🙂

    This was one roller coaster of a post for me. Started off from somewhere, took me here and there, and finally landed up safely !

    This has been a coincidence, but it was just a few hours back when I had a war of words in my blog!

    Will be back to this space for sure. See ya around.

  42. Indyeah permalink
    February 21, 2009 8:35 am

    Vimmuu:-welcome here:)..thank you for the words:))
    😀 Oh!but your words did create a vibe..a positive one:))

    yeah saw your post…and could understand coz a few days back a similar(on a larger scale :))th same war of words was being enacted here…and I *looks shameful*was part of it too:((

    so decided that while airing my opinions is all well and good,extreme care will be taken so that freinds and even fellow bloggers do not get offended…:))

    you will be welcomed back anytime:))

  43. A_N_Nanda permalink
    February 22, 2009 5:13 am

    Sometimes, how we understand is more important than what is spoken. And what we understand is dependent on many factors, what we’re including. For example, “I know what you’re up to”. If it is addressed to me and if I’m doing something bad and clandestine, I’d think that the person addressing me has really probed my activities and is threatening me to leak out his findings!

    So, words cannot be always unequivocal and there only problems lie.

    Thanks.
    Nanda
    http://ramblingnanda.blogspot.com

  44. Indyeah permalink
    February 22, 2009 5:48 am

    A.N. Nanda:-welcome here sir..:)
    yes indeed understanding too plays an important role…how we percieve what has been said…all the nuances cannot be ever explained or even understood I suppose…and one post can never be enough..:)
    My post on words seeks to just do this…”think before you speak”

    I was going to ramble on… but who better to know of words than a writer?:)
    so I will stop here now..and hop over to your blog..:))
    thanks for dropping in:)

  45. Winnie the poohi permalink
    February 22, 2009 1:33 pm

    Words can make or break empires and yet…

    it can gently caress one to sleep

    You have written so beautifully!

  46. Anrosh permalink
    February 23, 2009 3:11 am

    hi indyeah :
    i come here just for the energy. Your words have energy. PERIOD.

  47. Indyeah permalink
    February 23, 2009 4:02 am

    Winnie:-:)yes they can..exactly..all ideas start by being mere words do they not?and then lead to revolutions or mayhem or confusin depending on who has uttered them…
    thanks Winnie:))((hugs))

  48. Indyeah permalink
    February 23, 2009 4:05 am

    Anrosh:-:)*grinning and grinning like a loon*
    thanks…:)you know I am a sucker for words na?:)you can have my heart for words..:)
    ((hugs))like you say happy people attract happy people..:)

    bear((hugs)):)

  49. Charakan permalink
    February 23, 2009 8:06 am

    Yes, words have to be used carefully.I learned that too recently. Better not to hurt anybody by your words.

  50. Charakan permalink
    February 23, 2009 8:07 am

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  51. Indyeah permalink
    February 23, 2009 8:15 am

    Charakan:- :))welcome!!

    yes, I learnt it too:)

  52. Poonam J permalink
    March 1, 2009 9:51 pm

    Hi…Did i not say i was addicted to your blog. Am visiting my mum, and have stolen sometime to read your other blogs.Loved this one too…and u r so right..The power of words is immense. It can either motivate u or if poorly chosen can kill enthusiasm, and hold people back.Knowing all this yet we take words for granted, like we take so many other things in life,…and just the other day i read this quote, which has stayed with me…..” “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
    So true…loved reading this too

  53. Indyeah permalink
    March 2, 2009 9:49 am

    Poonam:-:))((hugs))thank you for all your words:)thank you so much!
    “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
    that is a beautiful quote!Thank you for sharing it here:)

    You know of words much much better than me I know..:)

    I love your journey of self discovery :)love all the words that you pen down there:)
    :))

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