This blog may be totally off subject when it comes to girlfriend lube, and I’m going for it anyway. Practicing this will enrich relationships, with your lover, friends, family.
As humans, we communicate with our spoken language, often in words, in speech.
I cannot imagine one of us hasn’t chastised self after speaking with the omg, I shouldn’t have said that. We are human, we chat, we mouth off, needlessly most times.
I learned the four gates of speech from my teacher, I wrote it down. You will also love this or these guidelines to speech and I tried to practice when I would remember. I transferred to my notes on my phone, so that I could access when necessary.
Is it true
Is it kind
Is it necessary
Is it timely
I had the opportunity to rediscover the wisdom in this recently. One of my loved ones was in trouble for mouthing off……how I ask myself can I teach the wisdom of speech. I shared the above, giving examples that were appropriate, as best as I could. Lesson one from yogic perspective, you cannot teach what you don’t practice. That is humbling.
What came to mind, was an example a teacher had given. Truth is not always the best option, if it is unkind, can be damaging, or if it’s not timely. One has to practice discernment, think before we speak, be responsible for our words.
I’m not sure if my sharing of this will have an impact on my loved one, but it rekindled in me the beauty of this teaching and the desire to be conscious of my own speech patterns and habits.
We are magnificent in our shared humanity, in our imperfect perfection. We all have our journey, whatever that may be. To have tools that we can use when we are in need is expanding. The toolbox should be like Mary Poppins carpet bag….endless and enriching.