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words, Words, WORDS


Sticks and Stones can break my bones

But words will never harm me.

Live by these words and pay the consequences.


Words, when used skillfully can be more powerful than actions!

Words command actions. Words give meaning to actions.


Your words (prayers) and visualizations (prayers) create your reality.

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Words followed by promised conforming actions dominate.

In our Constitution that is called a contract.

In our Constitution under our law any agreement that calls for an illegal act is not enforceable and is not a contract. Could any God (Allah?) deviate far from that concept? Translation for the uninitiated: There are no virgins waiting for suicide bombers. In fact when you kill someone you are sending your own personal emissary into the next world to prepare the way for you. Think about it.


Ditch diggers - carpenters - bus drivers - construction workers
These are all people of action.
Lawyers are wordsmiths.
Lawyers deal almost exclusively with words and ideas.
Who earns the most money?


In the 80's a few of the most ridiculous words ever uttered were said by our President Ronald Reagan. "Mr. Gorbachev tear down that wall!" If Ronald Reagan had taken to heart the statement by Jack Woltz in the movie "The Godfather", "... a man in my position can't afford to be made to look ridiculous!" history would have been written differently. Some of you are too young and some of you have too short a memory to remember how ridiculous those words sounded. But Ronald Reagan spoke with conviction. Ronald Reagan knew the power of words! Today we take those words for granted. Chances are you still doubt the power of words. Chances are you still leave your greatest power buried in the doubt of your own mumblings.


Matthew 15 gives us the words of Jesus:

11. Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.



Freedom of speech appears in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights in our Constitution. Our founding fathers understood the importance of words.


Do you still think your words or your neighbors words are not all that important? Turn to the Bible and read the first words in the Book of John.

JOHN 1:1

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Has any book ever given more importance to words?


Nothing happens until someone sells something.
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Have you ever heard of "Fighting Words"?

They are not called "Fighting Words" for nothing!


The pen is mightier than the sword.

From: Richelieu (1839)
By: Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)


"Man is more influenced by language than by the facts of surrounding reality."

Some might say only Pavlov could come up with a statement like that. This statement is attributed to him. Didn't he do dogs?


"We govern men with words." - Napolean


"With words we govern men." - Disraeli


I am in no way disparaging the value of action.

Strip our country of every building and every road and every physical possession. Leave us the words of and our belief in our Constitution (which includes our Bill of Rights and our other Amendments) and we would soon be the strongest nation on the planet.

Double our wealth and make every person healthy and happy but at the same time take away our Constitution and the memory of the words that are in this living document and this country would soon be in ruins. The value and respect we give to the words in our Constitution will determine our destiny. Let no man or woman trample upon the words in our Constitution without raising an objection and protesting against them. There is a legitimate way of changing our Constitution. Article V provides the method of legitimately changing our Constitution. Let no one change it by other means. Let no one break the trust established by our forefathers, the trust we are charged with passing on to those who follow us. No one or no group from the outside can destroy us. We retain the power of our own destiny as long as we control the words that come from our mouths and that we put to paper or into electronic form.

We contol our lives and our destinies by the thoughts we allow in our minds and the words that come from our mouths. Many of you think dreaming is a waste of time when in reality your wasting your time if you are not dreaming. When your dreams seek to enhance the lives of your family and your friends you are building your life on a solid foundation. When your dreams reach out to include all mankind you will find the happiness and security we all seem to yearn for. If you never deny your dream to yourself or to others it is inevitable. Our dreams often grow best when they are nurtured in secret, worked on openly, and are only discovered by the many, when the fruit can no longer be ignored. The time from visualization to actuality is the unknown.

Ask Arnold Schwarzenegger where he would be today if as a skinny kid in Austria he didn't dream about being free and successful in America. His dreams of John Wayne and the American way of life gave him the inspiration to fulfill his American dream. Those dreams carried him to fame and financial success, they propelled him into love, marriage and a family with Maria Shriver and into a position where he is making history as Governor of the state of California. He is the first foreign born American citizen that has a chance to be President of these United States. Don't tell Arnold and don't tell me that dreaming is wasting time.


Do actions speak louder than words?

When actions are used as speech (words) they are indeed powerful. But actions can come and go. Words and the visualizations they create can be more easily preserved and transported through time and space. We carry our words and visualizations through life and they give our actions meaning and direction which allows us to let our dreams become reality.

Do actions speak louder than words? Not recently. Don Imus took action and turned his life around from drug addict to reliable talk show host. His job was to be outrageous. A Shock Jock! He succeeded in spades! He and his wife have the Imus Ranch which is set up to provide the cowboy experience to children with cancer, serious blood disorders and some other special needs. Plus he supported other charity work. Actions any human would be proud of. But words, three little words have toppled his good works. Well, got him fired, some people have abandoned him and his ranch lost its ability to be funded by the works of Don Imus. Those 3 words are speaking louder than all the good works of Don Imus. Another chip has been gouged out of the First Amendment and we have all lost someone who created an intellectual level playing field. Someone who did his best to speak truth to power. The classic definition of good journalism. The agony brought by three little off the cuff words. Three thoughtless outrageous words. Three among thousands and thousands of other words. We don't know the unintended consequences of those 3 words. We may never know. But they do demonstrate the power of skillful or in this case unskillful, careless but well targeted words.


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