By Bruno Termo
Recently, I did watch a presentation clip on my friend’s You Tube channel
that taught me several lessons. The many issues covered indirectly by the
presentation explained different things in perspective; life, the bible,
physics etc. I also learnt two more lessons, that is- why some people stagnate
in life yet they are so brilliant and why, at times people of great promise
lead lives which are not at all inspiring.
For those in the know on matters physics, the clip I watched might have been
illustrating the obvious. However, to a person like me who is lay in that
field, it was indeed a big deal. The following illustrates what the video
The lessons learnt
The presentation video clip showed a pickup truck travelling at 50 miles per
hour. The pickup was loaded with cannon. Now from the cannon, a cannon ball was
fired towards the opposite direction. The speed of the cannon ball was equal to
the speed of the pickup truck (50 miles per hour). What happened next? The
cannon ball just stagnated and dropped to the ground due to balancing forces.
To me, that was really huge and I
tried comparing it with an article I read in some publication a decade ago
which gave a similar analogy but in a different perspective. Now, what would be
your response if your friend asks you whether your health is poor, fair, good
Believe it or not, your answer would be a sure predictor as to whether you
will survive or die within the coming four years-according to credible research
findings. Fact Findings In a recent study of about 3,000 women and men with
disabilities, it was found that those who considered their health to be “poor”
were five times likely to die in the coming four years as opposed to those who
rated their health as “excellent”.
This fact held true for people who considered their health to be excellent
even though they were sick. The converse was also true for those who said they
were poor health wise yet were not suffering or disadvantaged by any medical
condition. A survey of five other research findings involving about 23,000
people, many of whom were people with various kinds of disabilities, arrived at
To say that loose lips sink ships is but an understatement. In the first
book of the bible (Genesis), the law of the spoken Word is the very first law
of creation. Remember? “Let there be” and that is law number one that governs
life. Simply put; you are a product of your own thoughts. It is not surprising
to state that many human beings, irrespective of their physical challenges,
talk themselves into very bad situations and then turn to others to pray for
them when the very things they talked themselves into turns into reality.
Negativity Breeds Negativity
How can you pray yourself out of a scenario that you effectively talked
yourself into? Abundance of evidence seems to suggest that the words we utter
are more powerful than we ascribe to them. You must-literally-must watch your
words. Nice words form the basic building blocks of good living.
Many a times, we speak wrong things over our own lives; more so, to our
children. Once you condemn your kids as being good for nothing, how do you then
expect solutions when they begin to abide by your words? We do believe, hence
we speak. Essentially, whatever we speak unveils that which we believe, either
consciously or otherwise. That said, you thus, need to send your own words
ahead of you. It is through your very own words that you can indeed frame your
If at all you must speak, then speak good things about your own being. Get
lessons from the law of creation and lead the lifestyle you so deserve. The
issue with the law of creation was not in describing the darkness that
prevailed on Earth; but it was to speak light that was desired. Try as much as
you can to shun spending time with talented negative-speakers because their
negativity might translate into your reality.
There is no way, for real-that you can pronounce vitriol over your employer,
company, guide, and helper and expect them to bless you. How can you speak
badly about your native country and expect to prosper in it? Speaking
positively is not the same as saying we deny the presence of things which
cannot simply work. What it means is that you speak from dimensions that are
above board. Despite the laws of gravity, airplanes are able to fly because of
engaging higher laws of thrust and lift.
Similarly, you can activate advanced laws despite the prevailing
conditions-simply by speaking rightly. I am not in a position to explain this
exhaustively; just in the same manner, it is not easy to explain why a black
cow that eats green grass produces white milk! However, there is one thing that
I am certain about: that whenever we speak the right words regarding our own
lives or lifestyles, somehow, things begin to align themselves in the right
way. For instance, you will, somehow meet the right person or people, find the
right career to study, a nice book to read or find yourself reading this article
right now! The truth: Either way you cannot be wrong.
You are right if you say, you can. You are also right if you say, you can’t.
Whatever you say manifests itself in your world. Once again remember that your
words form the building blocks with which you determine the course of your
future. You live within the confines set by your own words. We try to instill
these tenets in our children at Milami Primary School so that when they grow
up, they shall not depart from the truth.