Todays theme: “Say what you need to say” (a line made popular by John Mayer and his song Say). I’m not sure about you, but I don’t have much trouble speaking my mind. I am in the process however, of learning the art of speaking my mind more gently. As it turns out, my personal learning curve is indeed steepest when it comes to knowing when not to speak. Well, knowing when not to speak and acting on it, to be precise. I know some people, truly gifted in this form of intended silence. It is brilliant in theory but easy to bail on the application. Recognizing when not to speak comes with wisdom. Not speaking can be an act of great power and significance. This being said, I think it’s safe to say, we could all benefit from a little more (perhaps, a lot more) clarity, authenticity, gentleness and directness in speaking. Upgrading and/or cultivating an awareness of when not to speak and practicing the crucial feat of listening, might just work miracles.
I share with you today SheSpeak, a piece from my personal collection, as in, the jewelry that I wear. She speak is from the Charm Lura: Collection Copper Revival Series. Species pendant. Upcycled, love treated, copper bezel encircles the word speak (the opposite side reads “she”. This piece serves me well, nearly daily. SheSpeak rests poised ever so mindfully at the home of my very voice. Although I have yet to perfect my speak I can see my attention to the matter and consciousness shifting. Insert deep breath here…
So, if you find it difficult to speak what you really want/need/have to say, just say it. One time today, go ahead, I dare you. SAY WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY. And if you, like myself, have a hard time saying what you need to say-clearly, kindly, authentically, or just plain scuffle with when and how to SAY NOTHING AT ALL, endeavor to fine tune your speak. Embrace your silence. FREE UP, or, ahem, so to speak…
One Love, Speechless (good thing I can type)
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