Life is short—you don’t need me to tell you that. But I do want to share a personal story about how words nearly shortened my life even more.
Picture me as a 10-year-old in a bustling household of five kids. Always observant, always talkative, and always asking questions—traits that have shaped my career but, back then, drove people up the wall. Having someone ask many questions a day can require patience….I can attest to this now because my son is now in his “why” phase.
Little did my family know that each time they demonstrated their lack of patience towards my energetic, curious, talkative self, I would tell myself that no one loved me and that I was not wanted.
Well friends, after years of thinking those exact words, I inevitably found myself feeling hopeless and one night I, without knowing the power my words and emotions combined had, commanded my body to die. I said; “I want to die” I accompanied the words with a strong feeling of agreement. Which I didn’t know it then, but feelings and affirmations in alignment equal manifestation.
A week later, I became ill. My mom took me to one, two and three different doctors within a period of one week. None of them diagnosed me properly. While my symptoms got worse, my mom decided to go for one more medical opinion. This time, I was not only properly diagnosed but my mom also heard the words no parent wants to hear from a doctor: “You are too late, there is no much we can do to save her”.
A simple appendicitis had become toxic to my body, my blood and 60% of my body was “dead”.
When I woke up from a coma weeks later and my mom told me how fragile my life was, I remember thinking one thing: “Words have power, I have to be careful with what I say, as my words become commands”.
Why am I sharing this with you?
What you think seems harmless until you say it so many times to yourself that you believe it.
If you have a mean inner dialogue, it is a matter of time before those words become your reality.
Be cautious of the narrative you feed yourself. Your thoughts and words carry weight—use them to fuel your life in the direction you want it to go.
Let love lead as fear never takes you to the dream.