Saturday, May 29, 2010

RIght Speech...

I've got to admit, I like the Buddhist principle of "right speech".

"Right speech is described as speech which is truthful, speech which is affectionate (or kind), speech which is useful (or helpful), and speech which promotes concord."

Wrong speech is therefore the converse: untruthful, harsh, not useful or helpful and promotes discord.

I am grateful for my "internal editor", which typically filters my thoughts along the path of "right speech" before speaking them. On good days, I also try to put it through the "might Jesus say this?" filter as well.

Those are the good days....

Guard my lips, purify my heart and help me to see others as capable, creative and complete.

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