I am a writer. As a result of this, I have learned one very valuable lesson above all others – to mind my language!
It seems obvious but, the most challenging thing I have to do on a day to day basis when I am writing for an audience is to pay close attention to exactly what I am saying; and I mean word-for-word.
Even the most hardcore and devoted reader can often side step the odd punctuation mistake, spelling error, or (heaven forbid!) the occasional grammar mishap – but saying the wrong thing; now that is unforgivable.
Of course, writers write from the heart, they write from experience, and they often write with an opinion; and we all know that you cannot please all of the people all of the time. It is impossible. There is always a chance you will offend someone…Nine times out of ten, you cannot, no way, no how, in any true sense, write a single sentence that everybody can wholeheartedly agree with. And of course, writing should be written with passion. But, all that aside, if you knew the time and energy that goes into wording each sentence, each paragraph, with enough care and attention to detail so as to make what I am trying to say as open, as honest, and as understandable as possible, it would almost certainly surprise you.
There is a fundamental need for clarity.
Every article I have penned has gone out into the world with an intention. Be it mine, or my client’s, there is a very clear and defined intention behind each and every piece, and I am careful with the language I choose. I am always aware that I have an audience.
We all have an audience. The Universe is listening to every thought, every word, every intention.
It occurs to me, that I need to take the same care and pay as much attention to my thoughts and my language in my every day life, as I do in my professional one. I don’t want to send negativity out into the world any more than I want to write a harshly worded article. My audience is listening, and I am creating a reality for it that I willfully attach myself to.
If I write, or think, angrily, then I send anger out into the world, into The Universe, to my audience. I should not expect to receive, or fuel, anything but anger in return, afterall, I set my intention.
On the flip side of this, if I write, or think, or speak with love, with compassion, with honesty, if I choose to look for the positive light, to side step the negativity and turn it on its head, then I send a message to The Universe, to my audience, that can only be received as it is intended; with love, with compassion, with honesty.
I choose to set my spiritual voice with the best possible intentions, in order to receive the very best that The Universe has to offer me.
Recognise the language that you use. Be aware of the thoughts that you have. Be mindful of the words that you speak. You have an audience.