Intent of the Day: Healing Words


Healing comes in many forms. In medication. In nature. With time and space. Today we explore the healing that comes from the words we receive and speak. As a culture, we’ve come to understand that words can harm. Telling a child that they’ll never grow up to be anything can have lasting implications and we can understand that correlation. But we don’t alway think about using our words with intention for positivity and healing. We don’t always consider how much we say that has no real nutritional value.

“I guess we’ll see…”
“I don’t know…”
“Who knows?…”

We absolve ourselves from taking a position of strength and health and wholeness. So, today, we choose to use our words with intention for healing.

Right there with us? Here are 3 resources to help:


  • This quote from Henri Nouwen about what really matters.

    Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
    -Henri Nouwen

    Our words are powerful- whether spoken to others or about ourselves. Have you used your words to intentionally heal? What would those words be?


  • This meditation for healing led by Deepak Chopra

    Setting aside some ‘me’ time might be just what the calendar needs. So block of some time that is meant for you to sit and trade in words of criticism, doubt, anger or confusion for words that empower, heal and restore.

What words are most likely to come out of your mouth?
Are your words used to heal?