Rock band Boyzone’s amazing song says it perfectly..words are all I have. There are many things going on in our mind incessantly. Past, future, present events, friends, family, work, health and search for meaning of it all. But when we wish to communicate it, all we have are words. Hugs, yes, but only to express affection. What about other emotions?
I recently watched the movie ‘Inside Out’, in which all the emotions are given human forms. It would be great to have a dialogue with our own thoughts in person.For instance, I talk to anger. ‘Hey anger, what’s up?” It gets pissed off and shouts, “You are! in my …” It may say. Then I turn to happiness, “Hi, can you share some joy with anger? It needs a hug to cool down.” It replies, “I try, but nothing works!”…and so on.
Whatever we feel, we need to express. That is the power of words. Only if one wants that ‘peace’ of mind, he must get rid of every piece of mind. When thoughts cease, mind becomes quiet. Words lose meaning and sounds begin to make sense. Sounds cease to give way to silence. But to understand the meaning of silence, one must know the value of words. They are the instruments to get to inner peace (not piece). Continue reading Words are all I have