You have spent your entire life learning how to be strong and how to have a thicker skin to protect your fragile heart. You have learned how to “let it go” how to defend yourself against verbal attacks, how to act like a roughen and some of you have sadly learned how to act like Honey Boo Boo’s inbred cousin. Now reverse it. That’s right, soften your sinews, think before you speak, speak from a heart of love or don’t speak at all. We are currently in a cycle where words are magnified more so than ever before and they WILL have a boomerang effect on YOU. It is time to develop diplomacy, time to THINK before you speak and I don’t just mean about what you are going to say; I mean THINK whether it needs to be said at all. Will it help, will it hurt, will it change anything? Don’t bark at the air for many are now able to feel that air with every breath. Use some emotional intelligence and understand that words are the currency of the soul and you can either be spiritually bankrupt with utterances of nothingness or you can be wealthy with verbiage that affects change. Soften, stop spewing your useless opinion about people and things that you are not even remotely qualified or capable of doing anything about. Conversely, soften your dialogue and become the voice of wisdom and reason to those issues you can affect change, to those debates where your voice can actually create tangible results. If you don’t know the difference, then it’s really simple, don’t speak at all.
~Ariaa Jaeger, Ariaa.com