Many of you have enjoyed the quotes I have posted from the Ven. Wuling. Posted on her blog today was a thought on silence. Here is one paragraph from it. Her insight certainly speaks to my heart.
How much of our time is spent in unnecessary conversation every day? One hour? Two? Whatever it is, it adds up. And how many times in that unnecessary conversation do we say something that irritates or even hurts another person? However many times we did, it was that many times too much. For the sake of meaningless conversation, we will have created an enmity. One that we will encounter in the future.
Read her entire blog entry here.
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