“If you become steadfast in your abstentions of thoughts of harm directed toward others, all living creatures will cease to feel enmity in your presence.” Patanjali
Words have power, incredible power, and this power lies in each and every one of us. Of course, it’s up to us to use this power for the greater good of all or not.
Words have power, so much power and that is exactly why I wanted to share with all of you this amazing story that was taken from Joseph Chilton Pearce’s book Magical Child, as I am sure you will love it as much as I did.
“A nine-year-old girl was spending time with her grandparents in Kansas. The grandfather was away, so she was sleeping with her grandmother. Suddenly, she awoke in the middle of the night to see her elderly grandmother sitting up in bed and a man standing over her, dripping with rain and with a wooden club in his hand, ready to strike. The little girl felt a scream rising, and then her grandmother touched her hand and she felt a ﬂood of calm wash over her.
The grandmother said to the man, “I am glad you found our house. You’ve come to the right place. You are welcome here. It is a bad night to be out. You are cold, wet, and hungry. Take the ﬁrewood you have there and go stir up the kitchen stove. Let me put some clothes on, and I will ﬁnd you some dry clothes, ﬁx you a good hot meal, and make a place for you to sleep behind the stove where it is good and warm.” She said no more but waited calmly. After a long pause, the man lowered the club and said, “I won’t hurt you.” She then met him in the kitchen and cooked him a meal, gave him the dry clothes, and made a bed up for him behind the stove.
The grandmother then went back to her bed and she and her granddaughter went back to sleep. They awoke in the morning to ﬁnd the man gone. At about 10 A.M., the police arrived with a canine unit that had followed the man’s scent to the house. They were shocked to ﬁnd the grandmother and granddaughter still alive. The man was a psychopathic murderer who had escaped from prison the night before and had brutally slaughtered the family who was the nearest neighbors.”
If put in that situation, would you have responded in the exact same way? This incredible human being, this beautiful and serene grandmother managed to keep calm under what most of us would call a horrible situation and that is exactly what saved her life and the life or her granddaughter. She managed to see that beyond that horrible mask there was nothing but a lost and tormented soul.
How many of us can actually look beyond what is and see that in the end, no matter how different we may all seem and no matter how if we think that we are better than others or not, to realize that in the end, we are all One…
It’s so important for us all to understand how much power we all have and to use this power for the benefit of all, to handle words “carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.” Pearl Strachan
at 2:33 am
Wow! Now that’s a story, Power is in words. That Grandmother knew exactly what to say, and it saved her life.
at 11:42 am
Wonderful story and powerful!!! What a great lesson for us all!!
at 10:54 am
Ok, I get why someone would do as this grandmother did in order to save herself and her grandchild. However, giving compassion to this… Say and do the thing that will save your life
at 6:49 am
at 6:43 am
Heads of to her and ur patience but I know I don’t have any. Because I know I can’t behave the same way 100 times.
teodoro s. bautista
at 3:04 am
Great story … Great wisdom!
Thank you for sharing!
at 12:48 pm
A powerful story and important reminder. Thank you!
at 7:19 am
This story is truly wonderful. I salute the grandmother for she acted in the most compassionate and humane way possible, though I doubt many of us woud have reacted and said the ame words like her in the same situation.It is only through constant awareness of our selves that we would learn to speak wisely.
at 7:13 am
That is a great way to live our lives by being present and loving 🙂
at 5:26 am
Lovely story, thank you! You are doing a great job – I look forward to my “Purpose Fairy” emails – a lovely regular reminder to be present and loving.