Speech or silence? Silence has its advantages: it teaches us to listen patiently. Equally, language can be healing, and help us to share our truth.
When we project, we push the responsibility for our being onto someone else. We do it to avoid suffering. But, in fact, we end up losing touch with reality, and creating more suffering.
Who are you? You have a name, and so many labels others give you. But, spiritually, you don’t need the labels. Your presence is enough.
We can use our silences, and our speech, for good or ill. It takes a lot of mindfulness, and a lot of skill, to learn a good balance between self-control and self-expression.
How do you communicate with others about your inner thoughts and feelings? Are you brief, expansive, or empathetic?
How do you decide when to talk, and when to remain silent?