5 Powerful Words that Will Positively Change Your Life

5 Powerful words to positively change your life“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

Words can move mountains and bring about a revolution. I believe the most powerful positive weapon we each possess is our words. But just mere words don’t bring about change. Those words have to carry weight, have to mean something and must have a positive energy all their own to bring about positive change.

We each possess the power to plant a seed of love, success, happiness and healing with our words. In the process of using these powerful words, we not only nudge others positively, but reveal a bit of ourselves too. We reveal who we are, what we think and what we believe in.

So what are these positively powerful words that can bring about positive change? They are a combination of just short single words or a phrase….To use these words optimally in your speech and in your interactions creates healing magic on your well being. Here is how…..

5 Powerful Words that Will Positively Change Your Life

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.” ~ Emily Dickinson

1} “We” instead of “me” : In your daily interactions with people, try to infuse more consolidating words like ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ etc . Using these words means you are being a team player and that you are bothered enough about the opposite person to include him/her in your life. On the other hand when you use words like “I”, “me”, “myself” all the time, you come across as self involved and self indulgent. For example instead of saying “I am so busy today, and can’t meet up.” say “Can we meet up another time for coffee?”. When you think about others hearts just like your own, we wont hurt them nor will we hurt ourselves. It expands your heart to include everyone and everything in it.

2} Use appreciative and asking words: There are simple words that show a person they are valued and they generate positive emotions and create heart satisfaction. Taking the time to sincerely say to another, ‘Thank you, I really appreciate your efforts,’ or ‘We couldn’t have done it without you!’ can really boost morale. Being appreciative and acknowledging others by asking for their opinion only takes seconds to say but can help create a sense of well-being in others. By acknowledging and appreciating others you are opening up to being more compassionate. A softer, compassionate heart is also a healing heart.

3} Use “love” all the time: I love to use the word “love”! Its my absolute favorite word. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, and makes the opposite person feel what I am feeling for them in an instant. How amazing that one word “love” can have such a profound effect. To be able to instill a sense of being loved with the simple use of this word when you really feel it, is indeed being love. Right?!?!

4} Use “sorry” Asap : Our egos have a life all their own. Sometimes even though its our mistake, we refuse to accept it or apologize for it. We do this cause our ego gets the best of us. Let go of the “I” and say “Sorry” as soon as possible. Saying sorry softens your heart, makes you accept your own shortcomings and gives you a starting point to begin healing. Many of us don’t even know where to begin healing ourselves….this can be a great starting point.

5} A polite word: I have heard people answer their doors and their phones with a stern “Ya!” …no ‘hello’, no ‘hi’…just a rude ‘YA!”….I often have a hard time remembering what I have to say when I hear a rude tone on the opposite end. I agree I might’ve caught them at a busy time, or bad time, but that is no excuse for rudeness. However busy I may be, I always say ‘hello’ and then politely say, ‘Could you please call back another time, I have something urgent I am looking into…” or something like that. My second grade teacher taught us the 3 golden words which are literally etched in my psyche- Sorry, Please and Thank you. I’d like to call them the 3 polite words too! If we react to everything around us in a negative way, how then can we be expected to stay positive. Staying positive in high pressure situations is what matter most to your positive change.

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” ~ Maya Angelou

To be able to infuse our words with love, with depth, with feeling is to be humane!

Everywhere we look today-tv, newspapers, magazines, books, internet, facebook, school, college or work….its all FULL of the use of WORDS. Its upto us how we use our words.

Will we use our words to create positive healing change or will we use them negatively to create pain? The choice is ours to make in every single moment of every single day.

A wise spiritual teacher said “The tongue of the wise man is behind his heart, and the heart of the stupid is behind his tongue.”

Speak from your heart, but speak with love, dignity and knowledge.

A beautiful heart is revealed by the words it expresses.

Now its YOUR turn: What role do WORDS play in your life? How do you infuse your speech and your self with powerful words? Share your thoughts in the comments below…let the power of words continue!

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30 thoughts on “5 Powerful Words that Will Positively Change Your Life

  1. Because I’m a writer, my whole world revolves around words and their potential to harm or heal. Always, always careful how I use any words!
    And, I love what your second grade teacher taught you. Beautiful!
    Blessings, Zeenat!

    1. Dear Martha,
      Both our worlds revolve around words….and that makes me feel so powerful in many ways 🙂 I am completely with you on using words to heal rather than harm. And believe me I value my teachers now more than I ever did when I was actually a student. Ironical eh!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing you thoughts here.
      Much Love~

  2. Well said Zeenat. All of these are very important word usage tips. I think 4. is extremely important. Recognizing your errors and immediately saying and meaning “I’m sorry” is a positive step forward in any relationship.
    May love and peace with with your always,

    1. Hi TiTi,
      I like that a simple “I’m sorry” from the heart, can literally crush the ego into a million pieces. If we only knew the power of a sorry, we would say it more often, without hesitation.
      I’m so glad you stopped by and shared your thoughts.
      Love and blessings to you always~

  3. Jean-Pierre

    Zeenat, at 59 years old, romance has different meanings. My lovely girlfriend Kimberly and I have reached that stage where we are seriously discussing putting our lives together and the topic is “what is the life you dream of?’ I don’t mean pinot coladas on the beach in the Caribbean, but everyday, real life what fills you up things. In thinking deeply about that, I realize that I am blessed to already live that life, though after loosing my wife four years ago, I would love to have the right someone to share it with. I know I am a blessed man to have all that I have. I just want to say that with all that seems right in my life, I still always open every email notice from you. You have such a wonderful reinforcing effect on what is truly important. Thank you Zeenat. Yes words are important, very important. And so is what you give to others everyday. God bless

    1. Hi Jean,
      Your comment here warms my heart and makes me feel soooooo good! Thank you for giving life to my words with yours.
      And yes you have the right to all the happiness in the world and then some 🙂 I will keep you in my prayers and wish you all the love and happiness.
      Jean, you know romance is romance no matter what the age….its just matures with us as we LIVE more….
      Immense gratitude to you for your loving words here.
      Much Love,~

      p.s. I apologize for the delay in responding to all the comments on this post….my internet connection provider has been acting weird these past few days. I just hope it stays put now 🙂

  4. This is so beautiful, Zeenat: “When you think about others hearts just like your own, we won’t hurt them nor will we hurt ourselves. It expands your heart to include everyone and everything in it.” It would help to remember this all the time. It takes a lot of practice to make sure our speech is pure! I know I slip up myself, but my intention is to put your precious advice into practice more and more.

    1. Darling Sandra,
      There is so much negativity out there that atleast IN here if we can make it all positive and loving, it will be a different more loving world.
      And my dear, pure intentions are what make for purer actions…so without a doubt you will make your speech perfect. But I still have a hard time digesting that you of all ‘slip up’ sometimes…. You are too loving to me for me to believe any of that 😉
      Thank you for your loving comment here.
      Much Love~

  5. It is totally worth being mindful of what we say – always. One little misplaced word could hurt, and we wouldn’t even know it. I am guilty of saying things that I find ok, but others may find offensive.

    Thank you for the reminder, Zeenat – I appreciate you writing this post 🙂

    – Razwana

    1. Razwana Darling,
      Being mindful of your words is exactly what I was going for here… but mindful with dashes of loving makes them all the more awesome, don’t you think ”
      So glad you liked this post. And thank you for your lovely comment here.
      Much Love~

  6. Thank you for all those loving and beautiful words! I will try more to use terms such as “we” instead of “I”, what a great idea 🙂

    I have noticed over time how saying sorry early is so important to foster healing. I also learned that the word can be used too soon, when we haven’t allowed ourselves to feel it completely before we say it, then it can come across like we don’t mean it.

    Your last and fifth point really reminded me of ho’oponopono.

  7. Hi Zeenat…words are the sum total of our life! where would we be without words? we wait eagerly for the baby to utter the first word and that fills us with extreme delight! We make sure that children learn only positive words but all other words we detest do creep into our lives!

    I wish all those people who use these words…’sorry, thank you and love you’ understand the true import of these words. They have to learn their true meaning ‘to speak from the heart’, as you rightly opined.

    This post has reminded me of all those colleagues who misused these words for their own benefit…people think they are smarter!
    Zeenat you have a big, benevolent heart to write such a positive post. I truly appreciate it! Thanks.

    1. Your comment warms my heart! Thank you 🙂
      I love how you said “we wait eagerly for the baby to utter the first word and that fills us with extreme delight! We make sure that children learn only positive words but all other words we detest do creep into our lives!”
      We do our best, but yes life has a way of bombarding us with a whole lot more….but if we choose to live conscious and positive lives, we bring back the child like love into our self and then speak with only that love.
      And yes, people do think they are smarter…that isn’t anything but the ego talking. We must not worry about how others conduct themselves…we only have control over ourself and that is where we will begin adding positivity..right 🙂
      I loved your comment here and thank you for your vote over at Jodi’s blog for the blog with heart award. You are a sweetheart!
      Much Love~

  8. Rasheed Adebayo

    Jazakallahu khayran for your inspirationals.

    On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 8:20 PM, *Positive Provocations* wrote:

    > ** > Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com} posted: “Words are, of course, the > most powerful drug used by mankind. ~ Rudyard Kipling Words can move > mountains and bring about a revolution. I believe the most powerful > positive weapon we each possess is our words. But just mere words don’t > bring about cha”

  9. reflectingalife

    So true Zeenat, words can hurt and wound or heal and support. There’s an energy behind our words, especially the spoken ones that reach directly into our hearts. Which is why great orators have lead mankind into all kinds of experiences, for good or ill.

    What a wonderful reminder to use our words for good.

    Thanks Zeenat.

    1. Dear Elle,
      What I have said above about words being a wource of healing isnt something new, but although we all know it, we still forget to put this beautiful healing weapon to good use. I wish everyone would talk with love and help heal themselves and others.
      Great orators knew the power of their words….if we only lead by their example….ahh…call me a wishful thinker 🙂
      So glad you liked this post. Thank you for your comment here.
      Much Love~

  10. Patterson edemejaro

    well said words are what spices up our life daily but the positive words , the piece of articles really educated and inspired me my regards

  11. synchronicitybridge

    Reading this post and the comments I reflect back to your post on ‘Favorite Movies’.

    As you may recall mind was ‘As Good As It Gets’ where in that movie ‘dialogue’ was one of the foundations from beginning to the ending scene.

    I also reflect to a period of time in my life: ‘The Cold War’ where the exchange of words were the main weapons used for a number of decades.

    …and it was ‘Detente’ and ‘Negotiations’ that thawed the barrier.

    …I welcome exchange of words over ‘No Words’ being exchanged at all…

    …whether hurtful or loving words they are far better than ‘No Words’, because ‘No Words’ lead to ‘No Where’

    …’No Words’ are a deluded idea that there is some kind of control over ‘Fear’ of change.

    …that this ‘No Word’ tool is conducive to some sense of ‘I am Right’.

    There are some in my life that will not say ‘One Word’ to me.

    I wish to take this moment to say:

    *I am Sorry*


    Please *Forgive* me for my ‘Human’ blunder.

  12. synchronicitybridge

    …so ‘The ‘Proof’ is in the Pudding’
    … “mine” instead of “mind”
    … just like TITI …”sheesh”… 🙂

  13. Zeenat,

    I loved the way you started off, switching from “Me” to “We.” Great point. The more we consider the perspectives of others, and try to put ourselves in their shoes, the more compassionate and loving we will be. The less we’ll de-personalize other people, and the more connected we’ll be with those around us. I really liked #2 and #3 as well. Those were my three favorites, but of course, they all were really good, right on, and very helpful. Thanks Zeenat!

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