Are you violent ?
Immediately most people say, “absolutely not, I can’t even remember the last time I was in a fight. I turn away from violence, even on TV.”
That’s great but…..
You’re probably not physically violent, but what about emotional and mental violence? Maybe we don’t fight people with our hands, but many of us can easily tear a person apart with our tongue. Sarcasm and criticism make people cry, feel demoralized, embarrassed and useless.
Make a conscious effort to practice tolerance, kindness and patience today. Pause when you lose your temper, before you hurt someone with your words. Words are like daggers, they can be very sharp if they are used violently.
Practise a pause now.