For Your Contemplation
Choose some of your challenging patterns around Wise Speech:
Abstaining from false speech, slanderous speech, harsh speech and idle chatter.
When the impulse to speak arises, pause and connect with the body and the underlying tenderness of heart. Is there a more direct and skillful way to attend to this hurt instead of harmful speech? How does this practice affect the quality of internal stillness? For extra credit, apply this to your internal dialogue.