Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
And yes, this is true. Words may not break us or physically hurt us, they can however, shape us.
Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto conducted one of the most powerful experiments of time when it comes to kindness and the power of words. And it blows me away, every single time I stop to think about it. Masaru had a theory that words (including sounds), intention and consciousness have an effect on the molecular structure of water. And when put to the test, the results from his experiment are truly astonishing.
The images speak for themselves, but basically, Dr Emoto took water and photographed what happened to its molecular structure upon applying positive versus negative words and intentions upon it. And as you’re about to see… the results are astounding. The comparative formations between good versus bad is, well, nothing short of remarkable.
BEFORE BLESSING // AFTER BLESSING
‘YOU DISGUST ME’
‘LOVE AND APPRECIATION’
These images are so powerful and an inherit sign that kindness matters, compassion matters, love matters. It’s also an impactful reminder that how we speak to ourselves and others, how we engage with our thoughts and our day to day intentions are more powerful than we realise. As humans, we are made up of 90% water… so if this is what happens to the structure of water depending on what it is told… what is happening to us when we speak / think / act negatively. When we are hearing something, or telling ourselves something, over and over again… we begin to subconsciously believe it. Is this blowing your mind yet and providing you with the same ‘aha’ moment it provided me?
Food for thought, eh?!
Words, thoughts and energy hold so much power and this experiment is a beautiful reminder to be kind. To be kind to one another, and be kind to ourselves. To be conscious of what we are telling ourselves, what words we are listening to and replicate that in our interactions with all those we come in contact with.
*Images via Pinterest