Good article. The three gates concept is a quote from a famous sufi Saint from Islamic tradition.
I realize that due to sexual abuse starting from diaper age, that I have an issue with speech. Having lived so long thru trauma with no language, then beginning language that had no words, nor understanding of my trauma, that now I compensate by being rather harsh or blunt with my words. In all actuality, this is due to strong feeling of having to have power over injustice. The emotion just springs up, and i am working on making this a focus thru mindful daily meditation on my speech, my words my intentions to learn to practice expressing the love I have inside and am just trying to project.
As a speechpathologist and Yoga's teacher I have been talking about it since 2004. And I do believe
besides that speech and voice can provide harmonie in the subtle system.
Beware to every moment you live
All are born original and unique,
strive to be original and not a copy cat.
Follow your heart,
Stay foolish with wisdom to the brim......regards.
Sally Kempton is amazing, writes the most incredible articles. The messages and themes are taken to heart, and powerful. Please keep them coming!!
Wonderful article. Thank you
Thank you for a thoughtful article. As a parent I know I have said things to my daughters and close friends/other family which undermine their confidence or is unkind, so your three phrases "Is it true, is it kind and is it necessary" shall guide my thoughts/words....
This is a great article-- I have to have a difficult discussion with my husband about his mother--its time for her to stop driving. Its truthful and necessary: I need to find kind words to use.
Three words I'll never say again to anyone - "I hate you". I said that to my Mother when I was young, and never thought about it again until she passed on. I only hope she still hears me, when I say now how much I loved her. Don't wait to speak love to everyone, everyday.
Thank you for this wonderful piece of enlightenment.