For Empaths, there is no nothing-ness – for every breath, and every moment, there are five senses, and beyond. We feel as if to do so is to sustain our very life itself.
There are a thousand reasons why this idea should be prized. . .
Words have power and sometimes it is better to remain silent, lest ignorance, impatience, anger, or inability to understand cause more harm than good.
Sounds easy. . .but. . .it isn’t. It’s a life-long pursuit to manage the gift of language we’ve been given. Sometimes nothing feels better than sharing, commenting, responding, speaking. . . But a lot of times silence is a wiser, if not kinder, response.
While I am a long way from mastering the skill, it’s a good reminder that there’s a time and a place to use the gift of speech. Before engaging, thinking is often a great idea.
A friend shared this with me recently, just as it was needed.
I’ll be honest…I RARELY, if ever, use this expression…and while I do appreciate the meaning and wisdom behind it, it drives me crazy when I hear it.
I don’t know, even “it’s just temporary” feels better… “It will pass” sounds medical, not to mention horribly uncomfortable, which a situation requiring the advice generally already is.