Words my mother would not allow us to use as we grew up: We know this anecdotally, but to actually see this – it goes to show how we can influence things around us.”, Registered Nurse/Dietician: “We’ve got to understand this. Im not surprised at all that your a disciple of Ajahn. I briefly stopped by at your site. We can choose to use our words as spears that cut, hurt, maim, and kill or we can choose to use our words for the purpose of showing love. Shift Your Perspective . Human activities have negative effects on plant and animal species . Oh yes, I agree with you about talking silently. Comparing our 3 seeds. He does not even speak English. Right here, right now and without having to retreat to a monastery in Thailand. The complimented plant … The WholeHearted Mind, The live experiment involved IKEA taking two of its very own plants and installing them at the school, where one plant was fed compliments and words of encouragement, while the other was verbally bullied with hateful words. The land, thus cleared, would be used for their settlements. Thank But the compliments include, "I like you the way you are" and "You're making a difference in the world". On January 12th, 2012. Thank you, Shakti. Thanks for sharing. AIT, you are too sweet. Here are some of the responses. You can also send this post to Ajahn if you want, you find his address at the internet. Students in Dubai were asked to speak in very different ways to two identical plants for 30 days. Why not reverse this and—when you catch yourself speaking negatively in your head—make it a point to imagine yourself saying this to a treasured friend. Plants harboring a mutation in DECREASE WAX BIOSYNTHESIS ( DEWAX ) are tolerant to UV-B. Priya, you are so kind. =-) Tomoe Cooper on June 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm . Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. On January 2nd, 2012 we setup our experiment as follows: We took three clear plastic cups and wrote a set of words on each cup. I may have to try this with my kids. It’s amazing, and I so admire your dedication as a parent. What a wonderful way to show not only your children the effect words have on living things, but everyone else you shared it with also! In order to do this experiment, you will have to keep the environment fairly clear – you can’t “think” one thing and say something else.. My kids thought of it as a game, they played without expectations. Deforestation and widespread destruction of trees and plants in the name of expansion and urbanization drastically affect ... Why does it look to me like this was written by a triggered vegan speaking for animal right ?Not saying that she is not half right tho. Im also doing the project. The plants, however, reacted differently. -(Please click on the picture to view it in full size. Incredible post. here it is https://chitra2016.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/weapon-from-the-heart/, Pingback: Weapon from the heart!! Our three cups with three seeds. The quest simply translates to practise. "Tweet, or the plant dies," the agency and museum write in a joint statement about the new web experience. Place each of the containers outdoors (if it’s warm out) or in a sunny window (if it’s cold). I only managed to photograph my food one day in January. What if you just did this with “Love” and “Control”, would that help you to feel differently about it? If we inadvertently spoke negatively, someone in the family would point it out! Today Im living in Sweden, but I spent 4 years in Australia, Perth, and I have met Ajahn in person. Move the plant back to its window. Try to speak in a manner which does not break people’s hearts or binds vengeance and conflict. It will be interesting to experiment with the tones reversed for “stupid” and “I love you”. I’m not questioning what you did — it just seems too good for me to be able to get it to happen too. Susan, Thank you so much for stopping by and writing such a kind note. The dates on the pictures are in dd/mm/yyyy format. Then watch the plants respond -- or not -- via the 24/7 livestream over the next couple of months to see if the myth holds up. The reason for this experiment is to see if talking harshly or positively to a plant will affect its growth. All cups were watered equally and placed in a cardboard box in a cupboard that got natural light. And I admit I feel kind intentions somehow make up for any lack of speech. Thanks for sharing my post. You do wonderful work. colman mgomela. Emotions such as fear, hate, jealousy, possessiveness, etc. “. It moves me so! Change ). Other studies have experimented with different sound levels and even the kinds of things that are said to plants—do they respond better to compliments or insults? It shows that you can change your world with your words, thoughts and actions. In a study performed by the Royal Horticultural Society, researchers discovered that talking to your plants really can help them grow faster. Is it possible to alter the rate of growth of plants by exposing / speaking “good” and “bad” words to them? Bad words can be mean.”, Acupuncturist: “This is so true. I love the movie T-Z-P!! Lacking mouths and vocal chords with which to verbalize, plants reach out to us in other ways, unspoken ways. The WholeHearted Mind, I love it!!!! They also found that plants grow faster to the sound of a female voice than to the sound of a male voice. I got link to this post from An Idealistic Thinker ( Although I do not like to mention her with this name, but I do not have any other way :)). And I’m so impressed that you took this a step further and took your experiment around to show other people. It proves beyond any two opinion that good words and thoughts can change the world. Half the plants were taunted with insults while the others were played compliments. IKEA wanted to prove plants have feelings, just like people. If you know you wouldn't say it this way, think of how you'd share your thoughts with a good friend or what you'd like a good friend to say to you. We always care our environment. Reply . It is not the “words” that matter, it is our emotions and our thoughts, the meaning we attach to these. “May xyz’s health/relationship become better.” I simply plant it without any expectation of how or when things will change. Roonie, so good to hear from you. Tina Murphy on June 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm . Our “Stupid” seed has shown. I am glad to have found you too. Maggie. Not long ago, I read a story about a distant island where villagers would gather around wooded areas and utter curses until the trees fell one by one. I guess I should be doing it more often. Many of us have forgotten how to reach out and speak to plants, but plants have not forgotten us. Water the plants. ( Log Out /  As a child of people who did not understand the power of their words, what advice would you have for “undoing” the damage done of a childhood full of negative words? I am sure they’re going to be equally goosebumpy. Thanks! The bottom line? I’ll be honored if you share this with him. My mother knew the power of words and self-talk. I knew what to do so why couldn’t I do it. I believe that it the “sound” and not the “language” that is playing a role here. Though the tongue is a small muscle in the mouth, it is mighty if it is used for good things in your life and the lives of others. Because plants cannot move about, they exist in a state of profound acceptance and peace within themselves. I asked almost everyone I met what they thought about the experiment. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, The students recorded audio messages on devices and these were played to the plants on a loop for 30 days, Some messages were compliments but others were insults in the bizarre test, Ikea wanted to 'create happier communities' with the initiative, The plant on the left was played nasty messages and withered - while the one the right was played compliments and stayed healthy, The moral, Ikea says, was that there is no place for bullying in society, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The children took part in recording the compliments and negative words. I will keep that in mind. Discuss both views and give our opinion. They continue to provide us with all of our needs, from food and shelter to flavor and beauty. Have you ever tried an experiment like this? Thank you so much for writing. I’m saying all this so you know, up front, that I am openly waiting to be surprised. Although once in a while, i do hear myself inadvertently saying a phrase out loud. http://wp.me/p1ZZWh-7q – Take your time… it’s long, you don’t have to read it. After reading this post of yours, and seeing these proofs in form of photographs, I also started believing, “Yes Miracles can happen”. Shout at my kids one moment and then hug them the next moment. I am amazed by the outcome of this experiment and so happy too. And the condition of our soul is likely to have an enormous impact on the water that composes over 70% of our body, and this impact in no small way will affect our bodies.”. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. In the next post, we will bring you the results of our experiment. The results are always interesting, generally better than what I would have imagined. "The best thing people can do to help their … Drop a pebble in the ocean. Thank you so much for sharing. It might … Do let me know if you try the experiment and what comes of it. How amazing is it to be a human being; such unlimited potential. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Wow, this is so interesting! Arindam, Speaking Negatively hyponyms. Thank you for such a wonderful post. Maggie. A recent Ikea publicity stunt was aimed to portray the impact of positive and negative words on the growth of plants. (Just do it…these words are fence sitters.) Thank you for stopping by and to AIT as well for sending you over. You are to be commended. But through practice and mindfulness, I started catching myself sooner and sooner when I started to get frustrated before the yelling and apologizing when necessary if I yelled or rather when I yelled Lol. What clear and telling results. Aparna – I love that you did this experiment with your children and then hosted a web site and shared with the school and others. What else could your words do? Although I was aware of this island’s story, after watching a movie called, “Taare Zameen Par” long time back. Educating children on this subject was their focus and their message was that spreading kindness helps us all to grow and thrive.”, Andrew's 'sex alibi' in doubt as Beatrice doesn't remember Pizza Express bash, Eugenie & husband mysteriously QUIT Frogmore Cottage after Harry and Meg loan, EastEnders' Patsy Palmer bursts into tears as she remembers Barbara Windsor, Dani Dyer's boyfriend leaves club with three girls while pregnant star at home, Pro cleaner shares quick hacks to dry your washing inside in super quick time, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. How can I stay on the mindful path – stay in the present? but what about your plants surely they like good vibes maybe its just a show of true duality of the universe Reply. But gardeners have also been impressed by the study. http://www.lastmomstanding.com. My main lesson here was to stay “consistent” with my thoughts. Audio messages were recorded and then played on loops for 30 days. 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