Daily Dose of Inspiration – Unspoken Words

 

When old age sets in and I am nearing the end of my time on this earth, I know I will have regrets. I am human. But, I will also know that I tried as best I could to lead an honest life. To touch the lives of both stranger and friend.  That those I loved – knew it with all their heart and those I had lost along the way would always
 know that I had a special place in my heart reserved just for them.
  I had loved. I had lost. But in the end – I won’t regret one single second of it. 
~J.V. Manning

I know that I have done a lot of things right in life. I also know that I have done a lot of things wrong. I have missed opportunities. I have missed chances. I already have regrets. Some I can do something about and others – I can’t. I regret not being able to help everyone I have wanted to. I regret not trying harder in certain situations. I regret not letting go sooner in others. I regret not following my instincts at some very key points in life. However, one thing I regret the most is all the times my words failed. Words spoken for sure, but more so, those I let die upon my tongue.

Life is simply too short. Stop holding on to words that need to be spoken. Stop allowing yourself to let them stay trapped in your mind. If you have the chance – take it. Be honest with those you care about. Good or bad. Speak the words of your soul. Those words are the spark of your very existence. Speak them now or forever hold your peace. Though in my experience – that peace is elusive and the regret of not opening your mouth – holds strong.

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  1. Great post I love the line “Words…those I let die upon my tongue.” Every opportunity begins
    with words but we are scared to speak them.

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    1. Ah Thank you..those were my favourite lines too..came directly from the heart.

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    2. Love your post! Just know, that we all do the very best we can in the moment. We can’t possibly do any more. 💜

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      1. Agreed. Thank you

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  2. Disa Rastogi says:

    Each n every line in your post is the reality of life…we humans have so much doubts that keep our life clouded

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    1. Oh wonderfully said..doubt!! Ah gave me inspiration for another post. Thank you!

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  3. Life is too short. Go out & play & spea your truth. 🙂

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  4. I will “spea”(k) my truth. I love what you wrote; it was/is a very powerful message.

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    1. Thank you Steve, glad you liked my post. Isn’t it amazing, the power of unsaid words, unspoken feelings..ah 🙂

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  5. Dragthepen says:

    I read this post twice. My family have suffered a great lose this month that lead the elders of the family to organize a family meeting this weekend. Too much bad blood, too many lies told and rumors said. We are going to try to mend the family back together. I will read this post to them. Thank you.

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    1. Its wonderful to know that your family is making an effort to stay together. Family is a powerful community. Takes time to build but is the backbone for further generations.

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  6. judytata says:

    This is a great community 🙂 thank you all for your kindness and awareness 🙏🏽

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    1. And thank you for being a part of it. 🤗

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  7. That definitely was some inspiration!👌👌👌👌👌

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    1. Glad you liked it Christopher. Do visit again for some more inspiration.

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      1. Ohhhhh ya! You fully have my support!

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      2. No problem! Thank you!👍👌✌

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  8. Well said, so many are “afraid” to speak their heart

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  9. Just Love Jesus says:

    I pray that you receive the peace that passes all understanding

    My teacher taught me that it is never too late to use the right words
    Speak them
    Be free.

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  10. I am so grateful to those who have spoken kindness and truth to me over the years. Thanks for the reminder to do the same with regularity!

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  11. terreblogger says:

    Very true and beautifully stated.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it!!

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  12. debracolby52 says:

    Regrets are far too time-consuming. They can eat up your valuable time, time that could be spent making a change in your life or someone else’s. Thanks for stopping by to read my recent post!

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  13. Nicely written. It’s good to be reminded that positive vibes are released with kind words and a smile.

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  14. George Wahl says:

    Great post. There are so many notions to do good that arise from the heart and so many more from the mind that diminish them. To recognize the difference is freedom from the chains that keep us from soaring.

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  15. Uzezi Ologe says:

    Make hay while the sun shines…

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  16. The Mum Job says:

    I would love to but how do you speak the truth when the person can’t handle the truth and you risk losing them forever in doing so 😦

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    1. Action speaks louder than words. Don’t say anything. Let it be. Destiny will turn out for the best by its own.

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      1. The Mum Job says:

        Thank you. Very true. X

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  17. Kelly Eley says:

    I need to memorize your last few lines and re-teach myself them every morning until it sinks into the depths of my being. I feel that this is something that seems so simple, yet so difficult to hold onto, because all of the exterior influences in life leading us astray from speaking up and taking action on our passions. Life is so short and this is incredibly inspiring to keep true to my inner self. Thank you. 💙

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    1. Good idea Kelly. Just few minutes 2-3 times in a day, get a quite place and repeat lines which appeal to you. Let it sink. This will take time so have the patience to practice and don’t give up easily. Good luck. It a pleasure to meet like minded people like you!

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      1. Kelly Eley says:

        Thank you for the tip! I absolutely will, especially with the idea that our thoughts can be come reality. Reciting what I would like to become a positive reality, might help light the way forward into creation. 🙂
        Likewise! It’s an honor to read your words.

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      2. Thank you Kelly, Try early morning before you leave the bed and then let it be the last thought before you sleep.

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    2. Oh my! You are so right about your insights!! I’m going to have to go over this again and again too! Yes, life is too short – hence one of my favorite quotes is – “What have you done today, to make your dreams come true?” Something that needs to be taped to the bathroom mirror!!!
      Come see me!

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  18. This is so very true. Not speaking at the right moment, holding yourself back and regretting later I guess we all have dome sometime or the other in our lifetime. But I guess as you said letting the words die on your tongue is the biggest mistake you can make. Expression in any form is a great healer for our souls.
    Nice post. Thanks for sharing. Happy blogging!

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    1. Thank you Megha. Simple words but hard to follow, but hey knowing is the first step..!!

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  19. Love it. Beautiful and deep.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it!

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  20. hmmkiki says:

    👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽exactly!

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  21. "Kenja" says:

    A very beautiful piece…

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it

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  22. Anand Bose says:

    Your autobiography is rich and fascinating. Anand Bose from Kerala

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    1. Thank you Mr. Bose. Glad you found it interesting

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  23. This is such an Awesome post. Thank you so much for sharing this! You have left me a bushel basket full of seeds of inspiration! I shall have to go back and pick them up! So much to ponder! Bravo, My Friend!!!

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    1. 😊 Thank you for your kind words. Glad my words touched you deeply.

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      1. Yes, they did and I will have to ponder them!

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  24. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come read – “Daily Dose Of Inspiration – Unspoken Words.

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  25. Ah, sometimes I think regrets are more for the young anyway. Regrets early in life mean learning. Rarely are regrets forever. Things change, you can change. Anything regretted can be done again, things not said can be said again. The situations may be different, but, hell, regret is how we learn, and a great stimulus for change. Thousands of opportunities await, even at my age.

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    1. Oh Yes Sir, regret can weigh us down. To move past regrets we have to try to learn something from the mistake; look on the bright side (there’s has got to be one, yes?); don’t dwell on it; and/or take action. The upside to regret is being able to make sense of past experiences, avoiding the same mistakes, and fixing our missteps.

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  26. patricia720 says:

    We need more words that uplift, and it is wonderful to read your words of spiritual growth. We seems to have lost our souls and struggle to find peace in the wrong places-the treasure is within. Bless those who are ready to listen and find their true-self. Thank you!

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    1. Hi, I agree a 100% with your words. We’ve been told that all the answers to everything we ever need are within, thinking and feeling to it and those are both tied to your soul’s calling. Everyone has a body and everyone can do this.
      Thanks again for your words.

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  27. 10jobpro says:

    Thank you for the lovely post which is right on time. Have a blessed day and keep sharing your heart.

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    1. Hi, I am so glad you liked my post. Thank you. The primary cause of unhappiness is not the feelings but the unsaid thoughts about it!!

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  28. suzie07 says:

    I like this post

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    1. Thank you Suzie. Glad you liked it

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it. Unusual is the power of unspoken words, it can move mountains!

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  29. sharondjones says:

    Beautiful post! I choose to live life, trying to Be and living with no regrets. One of my mantras is to have no regrets – only memories 😉

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  30. Forrest Pasky says:

    That is a beautiful and inspiring quote. 🙂

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  31. Great post! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. Thanks. Glad you liked it.
      Do visit again!

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  32. esollisch says:

    Beautifully, Beautifully Done.

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    1. Thank you for reblog Dikshita

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  33. Well stated, well written! I had regrets, so many I had to stack them one atop another. More regrets were added, then more, and finally the whole thing go so top-heavy it collapsed and fell into pieces. I just walked away, and now my only regret is not moving fast enough toward recognition.

    Thank you for liking my poem!

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  34. Garima says:

    Reblogged this on Be Inspired..!! and commented:

    When the time comes….we should be able to smile !!

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  35. Manoj Mehra says:

    It’s better to speak and regret than keeping inside and suffocate.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes I agree.

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