Peace and war are in the power o the tongue
With sayings like “Watch your mouth, put a zip in it, shut your trap, if you haven’t got anything good to say anything at all” etc..
In thousands of years of human development, we still struggle to tame the tongue
First sign of maturity is having the ability to speak with control
1. This is an art that can heal wounds or open up infected wounds intentionally
2. Being deliberate about our communication is a courageous act rather than just speaking our mind
3. Knowing when to speak and when to hold back is neither passive nor aggressive if it’s done with a holistic approach
4. Consider the Maverick Horse that has been tamed and guided by a simple bit in its mouth
In a digital world, be sure not to develop digital muscle likened to a loose tongue
1. In the same way that many are forgetting the art of writing because of digital keyboards, we are also losing the art of speaking because of the digital landscape.
2. In the normal world of communication, we don’t have time delays where we respond when it suits us. Learning to communicate in real time takes effort and integrity.
A brilliant saying that is attributed to Abraham Lincoln “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
There is a wisdom when we live simple lives and our words match our conscience.
Our words have the power to create new life in ourselves and those we associate with.
Always ask yourself, “What are you trying to achieve” this will be what directs your words, for good or for bad.