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How to Cultivate Kind, Calm Communication

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Today I'm going to share with you a simple, three-step formula for more kind and calm communication. So my invitation for your mindfulness practice today is to bring this into daily life. And the practice is simply this. Before you speak to anyone today, ask yourself or consider these three things.

Is it true, is it necessary and is it kind. So it's really easy to slip into a kind of mindless mode of chatting with others. And in our own awareness, sometimes we might say insensitive things, perpetuate rumors and gossip, or create division between people. Sometimes we give unsolicited advice, talk over the top of people or we become defensive or reactive. We've probably all done most of the above at one time or another, usually with family or people close to us, sometimes over the Christmas dinner table.

Hence, so this practice is not about policing everything that you say or over analyzing everything you say. It's not about judging yourself. It doesn't matter if you do it perfectly. It's just an experiment to practice this and see how you go with it. Just see what it does to your communication.

So just asking yourself, as much as you can remember before you speak today, just is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? And it might simply mean holding back when you feel reactive. It might mean realizing that what you wanted to say is really not necessary at all. It might mean simply not passing on rumors that you haven't have confirmed are correct. Other times, it might mean saying what needs to be said, but using more thoughtful and kind phrasing. It might simply be pondering, does what I'm about to say express compassion.

So being mindful about the way we communicate simply means slowing down and choosing to speak with awareness and care. That's really all this is. So I hope you enjoy this practice today. I think you'll find it can bring you a greater sense of connection into your life, not only with others, but really with yourself too. So as always, thank you for your practice and inviting you now to begin to just settle in and join me in today's meditation.

Melli O'Brien

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How to Cultivate Kind, Calm Communication

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Your default time is based on your progress and is changed automatically as you practice.

Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Today I'm going to share with you a simple, three-step formula for more kind and calm communication. So my invitation for your mindfulness practice today is to bring this into daily life. And the practice is simply this. Before you speak to anyone today, ask yourself or consider these three things.

Is it true, is it necessary and is it kind. So it's really easy to slip into a kind of mindless mode of chatting with others. And in our own awareness, sometimes we might say insensitive things, perpetuate rumors and gossip, or create division between people. Sometimes we give unsolicited advice, talk over the top of people or we become defensive or reactive. We've probably all done most of the above at one time or another, usually with family or people close to us, sometimes over the Christmas dinner table.

Hence, so this practice is not about policing everything that you say or over analyzing everything you say. It's not about judging yourself. It doesn't matter if you do it perfectly. It's just an experiment to practice this and see how you go with it. Just see what it does to your communication.

So just asking yourself, as much as you can remember before you speak today, just is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? And it might simply mean holding back when you feel reactive. It might mean realizing that what you wanted to say is really not necessary at all. It might mean simply not passing on rumors that you haven't have confirmed are correct. Other times, it might mean saying what needs to be said, but using more thoughtful and kind phrasing. It might simply be pondering, does what I'm about to say express compassion.

So being mindful about the way we communicate simply means slowing down and choosing to speak with awareness and care. That's really all this is. So I hope you enjoy this practice today. I think you'll find it can bring you a greater sense of connection into your life, not only with others, but really with yourself too. So as always, thank you for your practice and inviting you now to begin to just settle in and join me in today's meditation.

Melli O'Brien

4.8

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