It was when the water purifier at my place needed maintenance. The sound of the opening of the lid gathered all my attention and the operator knew I was curious enough to know how it works. So he explained to me,like a school teacher, how water goes through screening, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and so on so that it is purified to make it potable.
It was while he was explaining to me that I got an insight. We humans too can adopt this process for our words and actions. Before it comes out, make it go through a small purification test. For me the most important thing is to see My Dada smile (for you just imagine whichever form of the Divine you connect with smiling at you). So I made it my one single checkpoint. Before I speak, including the words and the tone in which I speak,or before the physical actions or gestures that I make, I make it go through this checkpoint- WILL IT MAKE MY DADA SMILE?
This is enough… If it will, then let it flow and if it won’t, then block it and later on release it to Dada. If it doesn’t make him smile, then why do it? I understand the urge can still be there to vent it out, so for that we release it to Dada because he won’t judge.
I know it is very difficult to apply and to remember it during every conversation but you will get a hang of it once you start to practice it. I still make plenty of mistakes in a day but as soon as I do, I get an awareness that this is where I went wrong.
A lot of problems that I land into are because of my tone or the words that I use. Let your vocabulary be an infantry of Love and not weapons of hate. Words are a very powerful medium and we have a responsibility to use it for the welfare of the society.
Thank you Dada. Love you loads.
PS: this is helping me refrain from lying and gossiping.