The old nursery rhyme 'Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me" is so not true. Words have the ability to get into our minds and taunt us for the rest of our lives when we decide to believe them. If a person gets called a name for long enough they will start to believe it, become it and live it out. The problem is we pay more attention to the 'bad' names we are called or the negative things that are said about us than anything else. So, when someone comes along and says something positive and uplifting we find it so hard to believe.
When we eat foods that are bad for our physical health, it begins to build up in our arteries and can one day when we least expect it cause a heart attack. In the same way the things we listen to gets into our hearts and minds and has a way of causing blockages. These blockages start off small and over the years depending on how much negativity we have let in will start to cause issues, mentally, physically and spiritually.
In this picture the dark blood signifies blood vessels being clogged. For this heart its the beginning, a few holes have also started a leakage (letting out hurts).
Is it time that you ensured your heart is not blocked or that you are not expressing your self due to the hurt but rather the joy your heart feels? Another saying 'hurting people hurt people'.
Is it time for you to start listening to life giving words rather than hurtful words.