“Today I practiced mindful talking. I was extremely careful not to say anything to offend anyone. I imagined that each word was showering another soul with either flower petals or with bricks. Devotional words are like flowers that will enhance another’s well being and celebrate that person’s existence. Harsh and whimsical words are like assaults on others, as if stoning them with bricks.” Bhakti Tirtha Swami, The Beggar 2
This is a good reminder of the power of words and how we use them. How am I doing with the way I speak to others? And how can I do better?