“Greater than a thousand meaningless words is a single reasonable word that brings calm to those who are listening.”
For the most part, human beings are compulsive thinkers and speakers. We unconsciously and automatically think and speak. The result is that the truth gets buried in a haystack of verbal disquisition. Our unconscious thinking and speaking maintains our experience of fragmented consciousness or life. Thus we are full of conflict and resultant suffering.
The Buddha… like all great masters, rather encourages us to wake up and be more conscious within our ongoing experience. Such wakefulness includes our thinking and speaking. Rather than thinking and speaking a thousand unconscious and meaningless words… he recommends a single wakeful, conscious and reasonable word that brings calm to those who are listening.
Let’s try it now and then endeavor to increase it during the coming week. Right here and right now… be as wakeful as it is possible for you to be. Be present… in this very moment… fully conscious and alive. The word ‘peace’ could be used to bring calm to those who are listening… if we express it with wakefulness. I’ll speak it and you listen… within our wakeful focus. Peace… Peace… and more Peace. Observe your experience. In terms of the experience of peace… it’s true. A single word… wakefully expressed… is greater than a thousand meaningless words.
Why not continue this for the coming week? Endeavor to think and listen from within a more wakeful focus. Explore the experience of a single word or thought rather than a thousand words or thoughts… to transform your experience.
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