This is from one of my favorite books, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. The message is particularly important now and it’s so amazing that it was written back in 1994.
ON GOSSIP – From: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, published in 1997!
Gossip is black magic at its very worst because it is pure poison.
We learned how to gossip by agreement. When we were children, we heard the adults around us gossiping all the time, openly giving their opinions about other people. They even had opinions about people they didn’t know.
Emotional poison was transferred along with the opinions, and we learned this as the normal way to communicate.
Gossiping has become the main form of communication in human society. It has become the way we feel close to each other, because it makes us feel better to see someone else feel as badly as we do.
Using the analogy of the human mind as a computer, gossip can be compared to a computer virus. One little piece of misinformation can break down communication between people, causing every person it touches to become infected and contagious to others.
Imagine that every single time others gossip to you, they insert a computer virus into your mind, causing you to think a little less clearly every time. Then imagine that in an effort to clean up your own confusion and get some relief from the poison, you gossip and spread these viruses to someone else.
Now imagine this pattern going on in a never-ending chain between all the humans on earth.
The result is a world full of humans who can only read information through circuits that are clogged with a poisonous, contagious virus.
Even worse are the black magicians or “computer hackers” who intentionally spread the virus.
When we see the world through a computer virus, it is easy to justify the cruelest behavior.
These are powerful words and powerful truths.
Now, be a Dream Builder and imagine being impeccable with your words and holding others to the same standard by where you place your attention. Imagine a world of peace and joy created by everyone being impeccable with their words.
And…make it a day you truly love living today!
Much love to you,
P.S. The DreamBuilding Program combined with my coaching is a powerful system for developing self-esteem and the courage to be impeccable with your word.
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