Has anyone thought ever what the best and cheapest cure could be? I might have got an answer: the word. It is the word that conveys love and respect; the word that spreads hope, light and warmth. Nothing in the world can do all this other than the good word. Should it have to do with pain or with some shortage and stress? Does the situation concern confidence and competence? Or were it a sweeping fear and unbearable doubt? I never wonder when one single word turns all this misery to delight and existence.
As a physician one might ask; what could a word do for an acute appendicitis or a heart attack? The answer, and hence the role of the word, will depend largely on the way one thinks. If one thinks of the blessings of the good word, the urgency of the situation would lessen quite enough so that a typical medical care would be optional or even superfluous. Because such extreme belief and sensitivity are always the exception, in the general practice the role of good word would be confined only to fulfill ethical and moral aspects of the cure art.
What could the word do, on the other hand, when used badly? A bad word might obscure light, steal hope and threaten talent. A bad word might impair and impede the mind, mislead the aims and spoil the potentials. Even, renal colic, stroke or lost temperance, for example, might be precipitated by one bad word said with or without intention. In other words, the cost of word misuse in our life might far exceed the inevitable losses caused by labor, thoughtfulness and care we invest to achieve our existence and satisfaction. That’s why we should train ourselves to best use our word treasure as much as we are keen on taking courses to improve our work and professional skills.
Who believes in the beneficence of word, might look a bit different, because in an increasingly materialized life a brilliantly good word might be overlooked. But when every kind of medicine and manipulation may be insufficient for cure and relief, then one may reconsider the good word as the best and cheapest cure.