Monday, August 31, 2009

Watch it! Do You Know Who You're Talking To?

Do you think much about your conversations with your self?

This morning I was reading my daily devotion from Rabbi Pliskin and I was impacted by these words:

Speak To Yourself Serenely

You are the person with whom you talk to most often. To become a serene person, consistently talk to yourself serenely.

Become aware of the tone of your voice when you speak to yourself. This often is so automatic that many people never consider it an issue. But it can be a major factor in whether or not you are usually serene.

(From Rabbi Pliskin's book, Serenity, p.37)

I am careful with my words to "me" and what I say out loud about me and mine. This was not always the case. But a few years ago I heard a message that changed my life. It seems our own voice may have more power over us than any other voice. Think about it. You've been hearing your voice all your life. Your brain picks up on the familiarity of your voice. When I truly want to recall a new teaching I read the material aloud to get it etched on my mind. That one exercise should direct me to only speak over me and mine what I hope will occur.

Not even in jest do I ever speak what I would not want in me and my loved ones.

What do you say?


Pinkshoelady said...

Our Words are our most powerful tool or weapon!
Especially those we say to ourself!
Speaking great words on your behalf today.
Read Psalm 20 it is my prayer for you today!

Mom and Loving It! said...
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Mom and Loving It! said...

Hi Kay! What a great word! The crazy thing is that I hear me even when I'm not speaking aloud. That's a lot of me hearing me. I needed the reminder to speak good aloud and silently to myself.
Hey - I just included your picture in a blog about She Speaks. Thought you might want to see it. Sorry that it is kind of purple! I had just bought the camera and hadn't had a chance for my kids to teach me how to use it yet!
Laurie and I loved meeting you!

alece said...

i've never thought about that in that way -- that i'm the one who talks to me most often. thinking about it that way makes me more aware of watching what i say and how i say it. i know i all-too-often speak to myself in ways i would NEVER speak to someone else. hmmm...

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Wow! And double Wow! I never heard this before! Maybe that's a lot of my problem! I speak terrible things to myself and about myself! Quilty of doing so just today as a matter of fact! Kay, I ask you to pray for me that I could change this bad habit of mine!!!!

Thank you for bringing this to my attention! Mississippi

Kelly Combs said...

I tend to be hard on myself. I need to implement this!

© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.