It is not necessarily
the words we speak
but rather it is
the tone in which
they are delivered
that speak the clearest
A woman’s voice on the radio caught my attention. As I stood there absolutely fascinated I listened to what I already knew, yet in the webbed tangles of what my life had become, I had somehow forgotten.
The way in which words are said make all the difference in the world, depending on the tone of voice. I personally cringe at certain tones while I smile at others. A person could be using a so-called “swear or vulgar” word yet it is the delivery, the tone, that sets that word apart. Do I cringe or do I smile?
Because I talk a lot to cats, my voice is very soft in both tone and pitch. Usually. When tension hits I can “hear” it in my voice and I even cringe myself. Have you every wondered why you are attracted to someone’s voice while another’s repels you?
It’s all in the tone. That brings to memory a silly story a very good friend of mine told me that made me laugh. She said that you could call your dog (or cat) mean and terrible names yet if you speak in a soft and loving tone, that dog (or cat) will not be repelled.
Now I am not recommending to say nasty things in a pleasing tone. That is not the point of this post. I wish to bring you awareness that when you speak, it is the tone and the intent of the words that count the most. Think of the chanted OM. That to me is truly one of the greatest examples of soothing and calming tones.
And that is how I intend my voice to be all the time. It’s a goal I have for 2018, to be more conscious of the way I present my words in both tone and pitch. Care to join me?
As with everything, it all begins with us.
Here is the original image unedited, just resized:
Photography/ “Tone Counts”/ December 2018©AmyRose