Oct 25, 2010

22 BE MINDFUL OF WHAT FLOWS FROM YOUR LIPS


Be careful what you say
How you say it
Where you say it
When you say it
To whom you say it
You never know who is connected to whom
Where it will go
How far it will reach
How much weight it will carry
The consequences it will bring
How it will impact you
Transform your now
Alter your life
Inform your future
Cause of lack of discretion
Leave negative impressions
Thought before tongue
Always remember
What you say
Where you say
When you say
Why you say
To whom you said it
The context
The time
The place
In the event you have to defend yourself
Or simply
Mind you mouth

D.S.B.S.Rhapsody©All Rights Reserved

22 comments:

  1. Thoughful advice but is it impossible? I often find that no matter how I mind, inadvertantly I inflict pain. Misunderstandings abound with the influence of our own contexts. At the end of the day I feel that I can only be quiet in order to be careful. And then a new day comes and I feel that I have an undeniable urge to talk and touch.

    xo
    erin

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    1. At the time of comment I did not have the option to reply. I am doing so now. "Better late than never."

      Anything is possible. Often times if one think about what they want to say and why, one ends up not saying it. Sure there are times no matter how you say something another will feel hurt mainly because we cannot control how someone receives what we say however even so it does not negate the responsibility of mindfulness when one chooses to speak.

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  2. I definitely need to pay attention to this. I often speak before I think and then I regret it.

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    1. At the time of comment I did not have the option to reply. I am doing so now. "Better late than never."

      You and me both Beth, you and me both.

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  3. Very wise words. The bible says that there is power of life and death in the tongue.

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    1. At the time of comment I did not have the option to reply. I am doing so now. "Better late than never."

      Amen Myne, that is so true, scarily true

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  4. Unfortunately what you say is true.

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    1. At the time of comment I did not have the option to reply. I am doing so now. "Better late than never."

      Thank you BostonBoy

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  5. Very true.The maxim to be followed in regard to speech is-
    One should speak the truth.
    One's speech should be pleasing to others.
    One should avoid speaking about some thing which is true but which is likely to displease or hurt others.
    Also, one should not utter lies just to please some one.

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    1. At the time of comment I did not have the option to reply. I am doing so now. "Better late than never."

      hmmmm, very enlightening. KParthasarathi, enlightening indeed, thank you for sharing.

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  6. Hello,

    Fantastic post with a wonderful advice applicable to all.We have a tendency to talk and talk without thinking and we land ourselves in serious troubles.

    It is always better to talk less and listen more and use discretion and caution while speaking even if we are talking to our family members.

    Excellent post,

    Best wishes,
    Joseph

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    1. At the time of comment I did not have the option to reply. I am doing so now. "Better late than never."

      Oh sound advise Joseph, I am so familiar with the "say too much & land yourself in trouble." I have since learnt, thank God for that!

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  7. Hi Rhapsody,
    Good poem thanks for sharing.
    Love,
    Herrad

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    1. At the time of comment I did not have the option to reply. I am doing so now. "Better late than never."

      Thank you Herrad.

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  8. Hi Rhapsody,
    I have had big mistaken in past it was wrongly said and ever since I always keep closed my big mouthLOL!
    Hope you have wonderful Holloween night.
    enjoy your day,
    Michiko

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    1. At the time of comment I did not have the option to reply. I am doing so now. "Better late than never."

      Well we all make mistakes, the key is learning from them!

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  9. I thought I had been in here that I remember
    comments and remember nice digtal clocks :-)
    I had big mistaken in past which I hurt my friend.
    Ever since I have very carefully what I going to said to other people.
    Enjoy your day,
    Michiko

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    1. At the time of comment I did not have the option to reply. I am doing so now. "Better late than never."

      You and me both. I am very selective about what I say, when I say and to whom I say it.

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  10. A wise advice
    With no price
    If one tries
    Is always nice

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    1. At the time of comment I did not have the option to reply. I am doing so now. "Better late than never."

      Namaste...very poetic, thanks for coming back.

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  11. No truer words have been spoken.#EnoughSaid

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    1. Isn't though, Lord knows its a lesson worth learning and remembering.

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