Be Impeccable In Word
It sounds very simple but it’s very, very powerful.
“Through word we have the ability to manifest everything. Our intent is manifested through our words. What you dream, what you feel, and what you really are, will be manifested through word. But like a sword with two edges, your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word can destroy …” – Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements.
The word impeccable comes from the Latin word “pecatus“, which means sin. The im in impeccable means “without“, so impeccable means “without sin“. Sin is anything you do which goes against yourself.
I was browsing my laptop this week and came across a Facebook post where a person made a statement, using a very powerful word, that has lasting consequences … “Infidelity sucks.” Everyone who reads this post will inevitably believe that the author, person A, had been cheated on. Person A posted this on social media perhaps attempting to gain attention. Misery does love company. Or, perhaps the intent was to harm person B. We can’t possibly know the intent but that is not the point.
People who are hurting hurt other people. That is a fact. What we feel is manifested through our words. Person A was hurting and spoke hurt out into the Universe. Based on the comments following that post, person A was consoled by their friends …. good for them. However, person A was not impeccable with their words and in the end, they hurt themselves. Person A can’t take that back … despite the fact that it may or may not be truthful.
Words are powerful. As children we build our lives and perceptions around the words we are taught and the examples we are shown. As adults these become our pillars or foundation of beliefs – good and bad. Words can be beauty and words can be poison. Ever been called stupid? That label lives with someone for a very long time and that someone reacts to their future based on that belief. Would you want to be the author of that word against someone else? How about against yourself? What words are you using? How are you using them? Are they meant for a private conversation or do you want to post them online to be recorded forever?
Be impeccable with your word! Think how you would feel if someone said about you what you just said about them. Think about how that statement will reflect on you. Think about the energy you are attracting. Your words will create a footprint in someones life but that footprint will last forever in your life. Are you comfortable with that? Ask for forgiveness. Apologize. Do whatever it takes to make it right.