Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace”
– Albert Schweitzer
A lot of times, we are tempted to say things we will regret later. And there are some of us, too, who simply love to say things without thinking of the consequences. I know, talk is cheap, talk is fun, but starting this week, let our words pass through these three gates. I am sure our home, our workplace and wherever we are will be a much happier place.
Pinay Ricamora says
Yes!Yes! Yes! Think before you speak! I have always followed this passage…even if i am so talkative! I usually think if what I say would change our relationship just because I uttered words I shouldn't have said! I can say I am mostly tactful but this is very hard if the person is not used to doing this!
Nicely said, doc!
Adventures on Planet Mom says
oh yeah! i totally agree! ive had my shares of "i wish i didnt say it that way" moments. i wish i could take it back.
Me, too mommy. Lots and lots of times! And you know the sad thing? Sometimes we tend to say meaner things to people we love, just because we think they can take it. Ang mas sadder? Sometimes we take it out on our kids din…
Ron Leyba says
Some people I know online needs to see this stuff. Thanks for sharing!
Cristiane Zubiaga says
You're right on. If we dont pass through these 3 gates, we can hurt others, or they can hurt us definitely. Im sharing this now to my FB hehe thank you!
Meikah Ybañez-Delid says
Oh thanks for this reminder, sis! 🙂 Sometimes because of emotion, we forget to think before speaking out.
This is one of my favorite sayings and I was so happy to see it here. It is so true that we can be tempted to speak carelessly… Definitely great advice to live by. TY! 🙂
Sometimes I neglect these three gates and regret what I have said after. I hope to religiously pass through these gates before speaking next time. thanks for sharing mommy marie. 🙂
Grown-Ups For A Day! says
If everyone can censor thoughts before it turns to actions or words, the world will be a lot kinder.
True, we can no longer "un-say" hurtful words.
You must remember these gates most especially when you're angry. By the time your words have passed through all three gates, your anger would have died down also.
Joan Estacio says
that was so true! Words stab like a sword,you cannot heal any scar caused by these Careless words.
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Kristine Gavilano says
Yes, this is something I learned this week. But the hardest part comes when you are tempted to say bad words when you are mad. That's why I learned to respond instead of reacting both in action and words.
I AM TIN says
Agree. If your mouth have nothing good to say, shut it. Heheh 🙂
Marie Angeli Laxa says
Wow, this hit close to home. I have a quick tongue kasi and minsan I'm offending the person na pala. I'll take these tips to heart, Marie.
Agree with this one. I am guilty with this too. Sometimes, I tend to speak without any thinking. If one of the answer is no, better not to speak it out.
Mommy Maye says
It's easy fro us to make judgement. Sometimes, I am guilty of that. If only all of us will think first then misunderstanding will be prevented.