Far to often we can get the urge to add in our two cents because we think we may know better. However, do we really know better? Do we have all the facts or knowledge to consider our advice omnipotent enough to cast our opinion upon our loved ones or friends? The best practice is the Bliss of Silence.
A simple gauge for when not to break the glorious silence.
- In the heat of anger
- When all the facts are not verified
- When the full story is not verified
- If words will be hurtful or weaken others
- When you may be ashamed of your words later
- If the issue is not any of your business
- If the words will damage someone’s reputation
- If you can’t speak without yelling
The Three Gate Keepers of the tongue.
Is it true?
Is it kind?
Is it necessary?
When in doubt… Shh…
Be Well, Have Gratitude and Spread Goodwill