Words Have Power
Of all known words, three reign supreme. They may be small, but their power reverberates throughout the ages.
“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.” — Pearl Strachan Hurd
There is great power in the smallest of words.
Three words in particular reign supreme. The first drives us to discover wondrous things. The second drives us to persist in the face of adversity. The third focuses effort on what is meaningful.
Why embodies the power of discovery.
It is responsible for the greatest discoveries... from the smallest known particles to the edge of the known universe and everywhere in between. Nothing remains hidden when the power of Why is invoked.
Yet embodies the power of persistence.
It is responsible for our ability to endure. Like water, it erodes the mightiest of obstacles to dust. When the power of Yet is invoked, nothing is impossible or even improbable. It is simply a matter of time.
No embodies the power of focus.
It is responsible for eliminating distraction, lightening burdens and directing effort. Without it, the smallest achievements remains just out of reach. Self direction is nary a thought, for coherent thought cannot exist without the focusing power of No.
Do other words of power exist?
Yes! The truth is this: There is power in every word. We feel the gravity of them when spoken or read. And when combined, this power increases such that entire worlds spring forth from creation.
Imagine an entire galaxy of words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs and every possible combination. At the center of this great galaxy lies the three greatest words around which all others rotate in deference: Why, Yet, No.
🤔 Food for Thought:
Have you invoked the power of Why since childhood?
What happens when you fail to invoke the power of Yet?
You use the power of No subconsciously to focus, but how often do you use it intentionally?
⚙️ One Small Step:
To understand the true power of the word Why, ask it more than once as children do. How many Whys does it take to drill deep into the very nature of our existence? I would argue very few.