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The word is on the street. Lately, it seems that almost everywhere I look, there is reference to a quote by an anonymous author stating:

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

Even though these words are popping up in modern contexts and in modern sources, cultures all over the world have been teaching this for millenia.

In many wisdom practices of the indigenous world, the spoken word has long been regarded with great respect. Words have the power to cause positive or negative action. Once spoken, words can create a reality. Once a thing is spoken, it cannot be taken back. In this sense, all words are loaded.

It is so very important for us to always be mindful of what we think and say.  Imagine a world in which everyone made the effort to speak consciously with awareness, integrity, and the desire to make a positive impact in their community!

The fact that an ancient wisdom is appearing as a new expression brings me hope for our new year!

Iya Mahea