Have you ever had the opportunity to stand alone in a space and hear your own echo? Did you notice that every detail of your voice was reflected back towards you – quirks and all? You may wonder, “I didn’t realize I sounded like this?” Over the past 3 months, I have intentionally challenged myself to listen to my own voice and become comfortable with it. Today’s Daily Prompt reminded me of some lessons I have learned during this process. Let’s explore the word a bit more…
Echo is defined as both a noun AND a verb – a ‘thing’ and an ‘action’:
a sound or series of sounds caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener (noun)
a close parallel or repetition of an idea, feeling, style, or event (noun)
(of a sound) be repeated or reverberate after the original sound has stopped (verb)
repeat (someone’s words or opinions), typically to express agreement (verb)
You can notice a basic premise within this word – REPETITION AND MOVEMENT!
If our vision was powerful enough to see physical energy move, we would experience the true power of our words and our actions. We would see just how far and deep our words can penetrate a space or a mind. An echo has impact – both physically and mentally. It originates in one place, makes impact and then returns to its origin. This can be a sound, a word, a thought or an idea. The reflection of the sound can bring wholeness or brokenness, dependent on the intention of the original sound. Music echos within our minds long after the sound has ended. Dance echos within our minds long after the dancer has left the stage. Words echo within us (emotionally and spiritually) for as long as we allow them flow in our minds.
What does your life echo?
We have a choice in what we allow to be released from us. We have the ability to decide what will radiate from our spirit to the world around us. Look at the life you are experiencing…is it the result of words, thoughts or actions that you sent out into the atmosphere and are receiving in return? Is it what you want?
Decide today what your echo will be and release it wisely!
(Please note: Images are not my own. Google has provided them all!)