The Three Gatekeepers

How often do we say to ourselves, “Wow I really wish I haven’t said that”.

I have said it to myself more times than I like to admit.

We justify it. Move on. But eventually we do it again.

Sometimes we may have thought it would be funny.

Or, we just wanted that one second of gratification of telling someone off.

Maybe we have information that is just so juicy we feel the need to share it.

But whatever it is, before it is said, really consider this Arabian proverb…

“The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers.”

“Is it true?”

“Is it kind?”

“Is it necessary?”

Does it check off all three? Then go for it.

Does it not? Then maybe its better off unsaid.

*My friend recently released his first book and included this proverb. I’m glad he shared the idea and I have been attempting to implement into my life ever since I have read it.*

 

 

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