“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” —Mother Teresa
In the yogic tradition, our ability to communicate with clarity and compassion is governed by an energy center or chakra located in the area of our throat. When the energy in our throat chakra is flowing freely, we’re able to express our truth without worrying about being judged or misunderstood. We’re also able to listen with our heart, truly hearing the messages other people are sending us. When the energy of our throat chakra is congested, however, we may feel anxious about how other people will react to our views and we are likely to censor ourselves. We may also find it difficult to listen with an open heart and an open mind.
Today in our meditation together we will focus our attention on expanding the flow of energy in our throat chakra, holding the intention to communicate with clarity, compassion, and honesty.
Our centering thought for today is:
“I fearlessly speak my truth with love.”
Our Sanskrit mantra for today is:
“Om Ritam Namah.” My actions and intentions are supported by cosmic intelligence.
Today we invite you to try a conscious communication practice rooted in the Buddhist tradition. Before you speak, ask yourself these four questions: Is what I’m about to say kind? It is true? Is it necessary? Does it improve upon the silence? If you can answer yes to all four questions, then your words will resonate with authenticity and love. Consider posting these four questions somewhere you will see them each day, maybe adding them to the wallpaper on your phone. Each carefully delivered communication will provide you with abundant blessings.
This is a pivotal moment on our journey together, a time to choose how we aspire to use our voice in the world from this moment on. In essence, we are choosing the tone and quality of our relationships and daily life experience. Let’s take a moment and check in with ourselves right now.
- Were you open and accepting in your most recent interactions?
- Did you give the gift of your attention to those speaking to you?
- Did you allow yourself to see the miracle of each person that crossed your path?
- If you got off-track did you take a deep breath, forgive yourself and then start the practice again?
Just “be” with your answers, without judgment. Now take a moment to consider how you want the world to see and receive you. Each time you communicate with others in the coming days, we encourage you to practice with a light-heart and loving approach, giving yourself permission to gently speak your truth as you open to the truth of others. —Deepak & Oprah
Communication. Today we meditated upon sincere, clear, truth filled communication.
Virginia Woolfe said, “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people,” and oh how true that statement is.
Speak your truth. Speak your mind. We can tend to keep our truths silent. If we are suppressed and our spirits are neglected, we can find it very fearful to misspeak. We get conditioned to sometimes not even speak at all. Traumatic experiences can render anyone temporarily mute until the time comes to release your Soul’s deep truth. Sometimes, we may speak too much, and without listening. We may think we know it all, or we may even speak with untrue and insincere words. We may be vicious and cruel to others and even our selves with negative talk. How many times in the past few years have you heard of children using their words viciously to such an extent that it forces other children to commit suicide? Speaking, and more importantly words have power. speaks balance find by speaking a timeless truths. We must all as a while learn to cultivate an attitude of lovingly speaking our truth. With mindfulness comes love. With love, insecurity will vanish. With insecurity gone, fear of misrepresentation will float away.
Today, I will speak my truth. Today, I will fearlessly speak my truth with love.