I like to play with various challenges from time to time. It’s how I learn and grown. So, when someone at church suggested we practice thinking before we speak this week I was all in.
It was a good week for it, too. I had several conversations that needed to be handled carefully.
What I didn’t expect was how my focus on thoughtful speaking would make me feel.
The very nature of the challenge was to pause and check within before I said anything. This resulted in my connecting with my soul, spirit, heart several times a day. Half way through the week I was feeling more centered and grounded because of those frequent check ins with my inner self. The more I looked within the stronger and more balanced I felt.
I was also proud of how I handled conversations. My words were truthful, supportive, and mostly uplifting. People seemed comfortable even when the truth challenged them because they knew what I said was coming from my heart and they trust me to always be honest.
This challenge is something I intend to continue and even expand upon. Being thoughtful serves me well.
What might happen if I pause and listen within anytime I:
- Want to spend money
- Crave unhealthy foods
- Make decisions
- Agree to do things
How would your life change if you did, too?
Thoughtfulness is becoming a lost art in our busy world even thought it aligns our lives with our intentions, keeps us connected to our inner wisdom, and helps us feel more grounded.
And so, I challenge you. Start by focusing for one week on thinking before you speak and see where it takes you.
You really can’t lose…