Speaking Truth

It is possible to speak truth in anger.
When so done, people tend to hear the anger and not the truth.
It is possible to speak truth in arrogance.
When so done, people tend to hear the arrogance
and not the truth.
It is possible to speak truth in deceitful ways.
When so done, people tend to sense the deceit
and take the truth for more deceit.
It is possible to speak truth in loving kindness.
When so done, people tend to hear the love and the truth......
(Jesa MacBeth )

15 comments:

  1. Truth and love are similar in a way I guess. Both become difficult if its objective

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  2. Truth doesn't have to be spoken in anger or in a way to hurt someone else. I like the way this is written. It seems to be showing we all have choices. How we choose is also how the recipient hears it.

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  3. Thanks Lata Nair for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  4. Very well said:
    ...'It seems to be showing we all have choices. How we choose is also how the recipient hears it...'
    TechnoBabe, I fully agree with your views. Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

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  5. The tone we speak in carries more weight than our words. The feeling conveys the message.

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  6. You are absolutely right Nothingprofound.
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  7. Hi Surjit,
    A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. - Proverbs 14:5

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  8. Dear Surjithji,
    Good Morning!
    I can rlate so well to this wonderful thought!I am learning how present the truth as the truth is often bitter!Being bold I do always try to speak thetruth!But I realised,I was doing more harm!
    Tone is very important!
    Thanks a bunch for ths wonderful thought!
    Wishing you a wonderful day ahead,
    Sasneham,
    Anu

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  9. May, I like the proverb.Thanks for sharing it.God bless.

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  10. Yes, you are right Anupama Ji.Tone is very important.I agree with your insights.
    God bless.

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  11. Lovely post Sirji..

    A lie is permitted and truth prohibited (under certain circumstances) because ultimately one has to be concerned with the consequences. for eg. to save an innocent from being slaughtered, one may lie.

    Your post highlights the importance of the manner in which the thought is conveyed.. Very nice..

    cheers

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  12. Thanks Vishwanath for sharing your great insights.
    God bless.

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  13. Today I was searching for what I needed to hear. I found it here. Thank you. I'd like to post these wise words on my blog.

    Hugs,
    Betty

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  14. Thanks Betty for your words of appreciation.
    Seen you after a long time.
    Your views are always encouraging.
    God bless.

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  15. So beautiful, and so true. Surjit, thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes.

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