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Thought, Word, Deed

I have been following MS. QuiteQueen on youtube. She has made several videos. One I recently revisited was on the topic of power words and angles. So knowing the value of research for my own growth I began to goggle a few topics.

In regards to the "power words" I ran across a web page that spoke to the words we use every day. This exerpt below said a ton. I found it humerous and thought I'd share a snipet. I have not got past the last bit of it before I felt I wanted to post it because it was rather humerous and even reflective on perspective.

"On a spiritual level, our subconscious minds are also reflections and facets of the Great Universal Mind of God. Whatever words you input into your personal mind are also being fed into the Great Universal Mind that creates all the circumstances of your life, including your experience of spiritual happiness.

It is for the purpose of gaining control over this immense power behind words that monks of various traditions undergo periods of deep silence. Can you imagine not speaking for 24 hours, much less for weeks, months, or even years? Let me tell you a story about one monk's journey into silence:

Once, an aspiring spiritual seeker wanted to devote his life to God. He went to a monastery, where the head monk told him: "You can stay here, but we have one important rule. All monks must observe a strict vow of silence. You will only be allowed to speak one sentence every twelve years."

The seeker agreed to this austere condition, and spent the next twelve years in complete silence, steeped in prayer, meditation, study, and service.

The day came when it was time for the monk to speak his one sentence. Meeting with the head monk, the young monk said: "The bed is too hard."

After twelve more years of austere discipline, the monk had another opportunity to speak to the head monk. He said: "The food is not good."

Twelve more years of hard work went by, and the now much older monk finally got to speak again. The monk's words after thirty-six years of practice were: "I quit."

The head monk quickly answered: "Well, I'm not surprised. All you have done is complain since you got here!"


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