words are powerful

words are powerful

"I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” -Mahatma Gandhi

I think of this quote often, because I have a tendency to take things to heart and let the words of others hurt me to the core. Someone can say something negative and it doesn’t matter if it was to intentionally hurt me or not — I’ll stew on those words for a very long time and take it with me into the woods while camping. Someone else can share kind and positive words with me about the very same matter, and yet it’s the ugly, negative words that replay in my head, filling me with hurt and heartache. And that quote replays in my mind reminding me that I need to make the change to stop letting the dirty feet of others march through my head. Because as a dear friend pointed out, when I let those thoughts consume me, I’m not making room for the positive words of the people who do love and care for me.

words are powerful. Words can lift you up or tear you down. But it is we alone that have the power of who we allow inside our mind & heart to walk around with dirty feet & negative thoughts. My feet are dirty enough lol 😂👣 🚌🏕🦁

10 comments (Add your own)

1. the3qz wrote:
Great post👍🏽 Love your instructional vids ❤️🐬

Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 10:24 PM

2. Jerome Fortin wrote:
I too, sometimes take things to heart and I, also need to hear those very words and to make room for the more positive power and less of the negative power.
Thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts and heart, dear Dolphina.

Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 10:26 PM

3. biggerkrissy wrote:
Now this is the Dolphin I know and love ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 10:27 PM

4. tentdiaries wrote:
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Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 10:27 PM

5. breezeybonnie wrote:
This is exactly what i do n i have to remember n say people places things there r out of my control n are hurtful r non of my bbzzness..so true what u said..inspiring i will remember the quote girlie great post.

Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 10:28 PM

6. scizzorys wrote:
I'm the same way ! # hope your enjoying your retreat !❤️

Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 10:29 PM

7. boozooschoolie wrote:
Don't let anyone bring you down, just because they're unhappy you shouldn't let them poison your karma. @camping_kitty

Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 10:30 PM

8. Karla VanAlstine wrote:
Great advice, sweetie!

Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 10:32 PM

9. Kimberly Gallap wrote:
I needed this today!

Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 10:34 PM

10. Janet August wrote:
You Rock Dolphina
You live your creed and I appreciate that.

Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 10:35 PM

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