Please Stop Talking About Charlie Sheen - Page 3
My own personal truth is that I feel best when I'm acting with love, or receiving love. And I know that I don't feel loved if I don't feel heard. So I'm practicing my own ability to listen. We have a saying we often repeat in our house: (one that I'm sure I'm paraphrasing) "you were given twice as many ears as mouth, so you can listen twice as much as you speak." As easy as it is to point fingers about how others communicate, I'm trying to take my own advice. So while I know I have a long way to go, I make it a regular practice to check my own chatter.
Our current cultural climate makes it seem like whoever talks the loudest is saying the most important thing. But things that rise are often full of hot air. If we keep turning up the volume, we won't be able to hear ourselves think anymore.
The Buddha said, "the thought becomes the word, the word becomes the deed, the deed becomes habit and habit hardens into character, so choose your words with care, and let them spring from love."
By allowing our thoughts to be dulled by media mediocrity, we disconnect from that which enables us to become our own best selves. I think it's already happening.