Is it necessary?
Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates.
At the first gate, ask yourself: 'Is it true?'
At the second gate, ask yourself: 'Is it necessary?'
At the third gate, ask yourself: 'Is it kind?'"
Speech is more powerful than simply getting a point across. It connects us with other humans and forges a relationship between ourselves and the outside world. So speak truth. Be kind. And share what is necessary.
Keeping my foot out of my mouth today, and hopefully every day.