Sticks and bones might break my bones but words will never hurt me. – English Idiom
Words hurt a lot more than ‘sticks and bones’. And we are experts at using them as weapons against self and others. Why do words hurt so much? Why do they cause most of our suffering? What’s it about us that renders us helpless when it comes to our own thoughts? Deep inside we know our thoughts are powerful but we seem to have no control over them. Where do they come from? What do they have to do with who we truly are?