Let’s continue with ‘Go Deep Or Go Home’ and our examination of all that we are.
I have a friend who will listen to a speaker and then shrug her shoulders and declare: “Well that was all froth”. Like, there was no content, just a lot of words. Or maybe there was a point but it was lost in a deluge of words. Isn’t that so true in life. People who have little to say or nothing to say use so much space to say it.
Go deep or go home. Speak your truth clearly and concisely. Apply economy when using words. Concise thought and expression are an art in todays world I’m thinking. I’m back to our previous letter with oil tipped on the water I’m afraid. So many people will tell you what they think but not actually know why they think it. Their words will spread across the water to be lost in the many others that have been put out there. Merging in a confusion of opinions. Froth!
Laconic (adj) expressing much in a few words
Explore your thoughts before they become words as the parent of every word spoken is a thought. Ask yourself what you want your words to achieve. Are they being spoken as kindly as possible and will they add to a situation or detract from it? If you can’t add I’m thinking it may be better to stay silent. The world is beyond full of those who are critics. Those who can find shortcomings in every person and situation which, to me, is a manifestation of their own insecurities.
Explore your motivation. Why are you thinking what you think?
If the words you spoke appeared on your skin would you still be beautiful?Anon
If you will take the time to explore your words you will be surprised at what you learn. How you can add to them, modify them and benefit the world when you speak. There is a deep well to drink from and few take the time to draw water from it. I once heard someone, lamenting over the state of the world and the dearth of true leadership in the world, say: “Someone needs to climb the mountain and get water from God for the world to drink”. Whether a deep well or a high mountain there is an absence of people making the effort to drink pure water.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end there it is.Winston Churchill
Go deep or go home. Be someone who adds to, not subtracts from the world. No froth but rather concise truth as truth has a power all of its own.
Yours, enjoying the silence,
2 thoughts on “Go Deep Or Go Home (3)”
I like the pause for thought that anonymous quote on ‘if words were written…still be beautiful ‘ adds to thinking before you speak.
Go deep or go home indeed.
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~If the words you spoke appeared on your skin would you still be beautiful?~
One of my favourite quotes from years ago! I echo what The Afterthought said… most certainly confirms the saying, ”Think before you speak”!
When I first read the quote, it also made me stop and wonder, ”What about the words I say to, and about, myself!!!???”
Great post, Wic ❤