What began as an examination of the property of water and how thoughts and feelings can affect it has led me to explore the power of words, and now, the impact of words. If I were to be a little more specific, the impact that words can have on the human mind.
What matters – at least to me – isn’t so much that thoughts and feelings can affect the molecular structure of water, but rather the inherent implications. If the earth’s surface is 70 – 80% water, and so are our bodies, then it doesn’t seem too far-fetched to suggest that words can have an impact on our minds and bodies as well.
This search led me to an interesting discovery – an article from 2013 called Words Can Change Your Brain. Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman discuss how a single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress, in their book, Words Can Change Your Brain.
Newberg and Waldman claim that positive words like “peace” and “love” can promote the brain’s cognitive functioning.
Meanwhile – unsurprisingly – they found that hostile language can disrupt specific genes that play a part in the production of neurochemicals that protect us from stress.
But it doesn’t stop there. According to Newberg and Waldman, holding a positive word in your mind will change the structure of your thalamus, which also affects the way in which we see reality. Wow!
If you want to go a little deeper, I would encourage you to click through the provided link and read the entire article.
But if what Newberg and Waldman is saying is true, then why do so many people have trouble with Dr. Masaru Emoto’s studies on water?