Years ago, whilst living in the United States, I used to go to a yoga studio that had the following words in big writing on the wall:
BEFORE YOU SPEAK, ASK YOURSELF: IS IT KIND? IS IT NECESSARY? IS IT TRUE?
And ever since, these words have remained in the forefront of my mind. Whilst I don’t always remember to put them in to action, it is one of the things that I would love to be able to embody 100% of the time.
How often do we fill the silence with mindless chatter? or gossip? Becoming aware of when we do it, is the first step. And then, remembering to pause before we speak, is the icing on the cake of life.
Sure we may slip up sometimes. That’s life. Best not to judge ourselves for it. Much better to learn from it, and make an effort to remember next time. And again, and again, until it becomes second nature.
We all need a gentle reminder now and then. That’s why we’ve created ‘time to’ tips, that remind you to make genki choices. And help to make your day and life that little bit better. Modern life is complicated enough as it is, so we like to keep things simple, practical and do-able at Be genki.
Your ‘time to’ tips are available in a range of formats below, for you to use as backgrounds on your desktop, iPad and mobile phone.
Simply click on the image to ‘save as’ or ‘download’ and enjoy your way to genki living.
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