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Some Thoughts About Words

By Remy Benoit

    Meister Eckhart, 1260-1328, conveyed a simple truth:  
     "The purpose of a word is to reveal."

From "Oresteia" Aeschylus 525-456 BC

"Even in our sleep, pain that we cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."

    Consider theses questions:
      What experiences have you had?

      How have they altered your life?

      What have you learned from them?

      How could your sharing of them influence the life of others; the entire history of the planet?

      Words have great power.

      They must be used with care.

      They have the power to create.

      They have the power to destroy; just think of "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer."

      They must also be used to share lessons learned.

      An interesting exercise is also to look for what is not being said.  Read a newspaper or magazine article and note what questions you have about the subject that have not been answered.

      Respect must be given to the use of words: they have so very much power.

      You may visit with the Eckhart Society at: Eckhart Society.

You may visit with Aeschylus at: Aeschylus.

      You may view the power of negative propaganda and Nazi Germany at: Propaganda.

      You may view soldiers of the Civil War expressing their love in letters, in words at: Love Letters.

     You may view women's diaries through the years at: Women's Diaries.

     Again, what experiences, what words do you have to share?

Consider this too - What an awesome gift we have been given in the written word to share across the centuries.

Perhaps you would enjoy Dr. Wayne Dyer's, Wisdom of the Ages: 60 Days to Enlightenment: Wisdom of the Ages.

You will also enjoy quotations that inspire from Dr. Dyer at: Dyer Quotations.       


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