Or, If you can't say some thing nice, don't say anything at all. Sounds like ahimsa, eh?
And one from the Noble Eightfold path: Right speech, which should be absent of falsehoods, harsh words and useless chatter.
But while we "know" these truths, when was the last time we actually stopped and listened to what was coming out of our mouths? And listened to what was bouncing around the skull? No time like the present....
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The thought-provoking poet David Whyte considers what we should be asking ourselves—especially when we least want to confront our own answers.
7) How can I know what I am actually saying?