Before You Speak…

Ask four questions;

Is it true?

Is it kind?

Is it necessary?

Does it improve on silence?

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This I understand is the Buddhist way of deciding whether to break a silence.  I think it vitally important and compassionate to consider all of these before speaking.  Words have power that resonate long after they’ve been spoken.  To take care and be impeccable with your word, as The Four Agreements teach us, is a loving way to go about our days.  Every hour I endeavor to do so – some days better than others…. It’s a learning journey we’re all on, so I’ll be kind to myself and others when we fall short of the mark.

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