Two men, members of a religious order, wanted to smoke while walking in the garden. They agreed that each would ask his superior for permission
The first one returned to find the second one smoking and complained indignantly: “I was refused!”
“What did you ask?” inquired the second one.
“I asked if I could smoke while meditating.”
“Oh,” said the other, blowing his smoke reflectively, “I asked if I could meditate while smoking!” (Unknown Source)
Words are powerful and how you use them often determines if that power will be beneficial to you or not.