Monday, May 7, 2012

monday mantra

~photo by child taken with phone.
4 Gates of Right Speech.

Is it true?

Is it helpful?

Is it kind?

Is it the right time?

~from the Eight Fold path of Buddhism.

Reference reading:
What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication

Quote from book....
"Right speech is speech that furthers the practices of the speaker and contributes to the well-being of others and the world."

1 comment:

Judy Martin said...

I copied this into my journal. It's very fine.

It seems to apply to my life especially at this time here at my father's.

I also loved seeing the hens in your next post.
They look beautiful.