Unmindful Speech by Peter Marinelli
“Aware of the suffering case by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I vow to cultivate loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to others of their suffering.
Knowing that words can create happiness or suffering, I vow to learn to speak truthfully, with words that inspire self-confidence, joy, and hope.
I am determined not to spread news that I do not know to be certain and not to criticize or condemn things of which I am not sure.
I will refrain from uttering words that can cause division or discord, or that can cause the family or community to break.
I will make all efforts to reconcile and resolve all conflicts, however small”.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Choop wood, Carry water