The Space Between

We are living in the perfect time to practice the essential art of pausing before reacting, before committing ourselves to words or actions which may boomerang and knock us smack on the back of the head. The grounds are shifting and we are scrambling for a foothold, a point on a compass to help orient ourselves. Every day, everywhere, information is there for consumption. We can take it in, react and express, or, we can take it in, observe our reaction and take a beat to consider if we will choose to react.

The Buddha’s 4 Gateways to Speaking are:

Is it true

Is it the right timing

Is it kind

Is it essential

Only when you can answer yes to all 4, should you speak. I like this check list! Let’s practice together 2020Thinkers! We might help keep things a whole lot simpler.