Right Mindfulness helps us slow down and listen to each word from the birds, the trees, and our own mind and speech. Whether we say something kind or respond too hastily, we hear what we are saying.
I am sad, I spoke without thinking.
One Woman, you read, you pray and you try
Must not be doing these enough
A firm reminder
you are no where near the mark you hope to attain
You said something
To one that is so dear and special
Words should not have been said
A sharp reminder that
You have not attained the wisdom
That you desire
May forgiveness be granted
Words can travel thousands of miles.
May my words create mutual understanding and love.
May they be as beautiful as gems,
As lovely as flowers
"The Heart Of The Buddha's Teaching"
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~