The universe is one being. Everything and everyone is interconnected through an invisible web of stories. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all in a silent conversation. Do no harm, practice compassion. And do not gossip behind anyone’s back, not even seemingly innocent remark. The words that come out of mouths, do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space, and they will come back to us in due time. One man’s pain will hurt us all. One man’s joy will make everyone smile.
The Sufi mystic & Islamic scholar Jalal ad-Din Rumi – Rule#26 from the book 40 Rules of love by Elif Shafak
Sometimes, we have things to say, but we stop realizing the difference between an unclear image of thoughts and a message that we wish to deliver. Thoughts are not always accurate, they are not always true, they are not always honest. They can deceive us, sometimes, and sometimes, they can move us, change us, make us and break us. So when you have thoughts, let them swim. Let the waves of your thoughts move freely into the shapes they wish to take or form. Forget about time, on your wall or in your pocket. Let go of fake deadlines, and limits that only you are setting for yourself. Do not feel pressured or pursued to answer, speak or explain when you are still uncertain of the words you wish to use, meanings you wish to explain, stories you need to tell. Say what feels right at the very right time, just be honest with yourself, say that you have no answer when you are not certain, say you are not ready to explain because you still have meanings missing. When did it become a requirement for us to all have answers to each and every question we are asked. It truly makes a big difference when you speak with clarity, speak with a positive message, speak with a convinced tone of voice, speak with a comfortable smile, speak with a spark, when you speak only words of wisdom.