Before you think I’ve switched to a practice revolving solely around tantric work, what I’m talking about is GOSSIP!
Interestingly, at least it was to me, talking about other people in general can be considered gossip. We tend to think of gossip as dissing someone. It can just as easily be chattering endlessly about something good that happened to a person.
Yet even engaging in overly showering an absent person with praise can easily degenerate into lust for or jealousy of, complaining that we don’t have what they have. Does this mean we can’t celebrate the wins of others in their absence? Of course, not.
What it means is to be mindful of all we say, not just about others, but also about ourselves. If what follows, “Did you HEAR about …” turns out to be something negative or ugly about someone else not present, redirect the conversation. As the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg notes below, we are responsible for choosing what we hear.
In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness, Terry
Spiritual Mind Treatment for the Week of October 18, 2020
Every now and then it helps to be a little deaf…That advice has stood me in good stead. Not simply in dealing with my marriage, but in dealing with my colleagues.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Let the words below be your words if that feels right for you.
There is one life. That life is Spirit. That eternal, omnipotent power of divine mind creates to express itself. I am a result of that creation.
I speak this word knowing the power behind my thoughts is unlimited. I choose wisely the thoughts I think for this reason. Every word I speak is designed to express the highest and best for myself and everyone around me.
I allow others the right to choose their own thoughts and speech. I practice ignoring anything I hear that is not true, of malicious intent, or designed to deceive.
I give thanks that my life is a perfect reflection of my thoughts in action. I release this now into the universe for divine right action. And So It Is.