There isn’t time to be misunderstood in this world. There really isn’t. Given that time is at a premium for most people it would make sense that when you do communicate you are direct and clear. That way, when people lend you their ears they will be pleasantly surprised to find that what you have to say is relevant. Do not speak for the sake of speaking. There is no greater noise on this planet than senseless words. Speak because you have something to share, something to ask, or something constructive to say. It is easier said than done, but keep your empty words to yourself. Your voice – particularly when it is whining about life – does not reach the ears of the gods. They hear a different tone. If the gods do not wish to hear your whining, then it is safe to say that no human being wishes to hear your whining, either. It is hard some days not to whine. Understandably. But your words are so tiring when you drag that feeling of defeat into your every conversation.
Take control of what you tell people. Moderate your own comments before you make them. People do not need to know your every negative thought, know that. There are too many people talking noisily about nothing in this world. There are too many people following roads that go nowhere, giving a running commentary on their travelling experience. The true journey only begins when your feet find the right road. That is when you touch base with something sacred and your commentary becomes relevant. You will hear yourself clearly when your say-so is from your heart. Others will hear you clearly, too. Understand that until the moment – the psychological moment – that your commentary becomes relevant to you, you are confined to the corners of your life. Speaking from your own periphery is pointless. Speak directly to – and from – your core. Realise that sometimes you may surprise yourself with the things you say. Get used to being forthright, but practice not speaking your every thought. You are asking someone else to listen when you open your mouth. That is the way of humans. Make sure when you ask someone to listen to you, you have something to contribute to their day. That is the first thing. Out of respect, do not waste another’s time by whining in their ears. That makes two of you tired and contributes nothing to either of your lives. Speak to be understood. To do that – understand yourself. Observe yourself without judging your behaviours. That will bring you a new understanding and a new wisdom that you will find it relevant to share. Watch yourself change, evolve. Give yourself permission to grow. You will find that you do.