You are

a slave to

what you

do say,

a master

of what


don’t say.

So to speak.

“In some causes silence is dangerous.”
Saint Ambrose

Or, not to speak.

“Don’t you know that silence supports the accuser’s charge?”

Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear.

The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.

It is rude to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.

We have often regretted our speech, never our silence.

And the proverbs go on and on and on.

Pray, ask for guidance, and accept the will of your Higher Power

before you decide to chose words or silence.

Quiet communion with your Higher Power is

the purest form of silence.

“I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.”
Georg Trakl

Meditation is the second purest form of silence.

“Your hearts know in silence
the secrets of the days and the nights.”
Kahlil Gibran

To speak or not to speak is no longer the question,

who is listening becomes more important.

Remember, God hears all, spoken and unspoken.

There are unfortunate situations in our lives where

what we say will be wrong and silence will not be right.

Be honest and forthright, silence only gives others

the opportunity to ponder more questions.

Let your good actions speak louder than

your choice of the wrong word.

“Everything in life is speaking in spite
of it’s apparent silence.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan

If you must say something, say something nice,

and give credit to your Higher Power for your blessings.

Apologize if you talk too much and say nothing.

Your Higher Power talks to others through you,

choose God’s words well.

Your Higher Power speaks to you through others,

listen to God’s words well.

Let God handle the silence.


ME and the Boss







About michael_e

Retired in Florida, God's waiting room. Jack of all trades master of none...when I stop learning you can feed me to the fishes. Becoming a curmudgeon and learning to love it. View all posts by michael_e

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