Refrain from Gossip
It feels like the most harmless thing in the world to stand around chatting to your mates and gossiping, you feel part of the group, and for all to agree, laugh and joke feels very satisfying at the time.
But gossiping about other people is far from harmless, as it often spreads rumours that are not true, it gets passed onto other people and the story gets distorted along the way.
Gossiping a lot comes from a deep inadequacy within ourselves, we want to feel accepted and loved, but this isn’t the way to go about it.
Like everyone else I’ve indulged in gossip, it feels like fun at the time, and I had a couple of incidences recently where I could have gossiped, but stopped myself as I reflected on whether what I was about to say about that person, would they like it? and the answer I came up with was no they wouldn’t.
Gossip is a habit, but it’s a habit that can be broken. Almost everyone does it, without thinking of the consequences.
I know it’s a cliche but the saying – treat others as you wish to be treated yourself, is true.
Also what goes around comes around, so if you’re gossiping expect people to gossip about you, if a gossip thought comes up dismiss it and replace it with a positive loving comment about that person instead.
Shine your bright light, radiate your joy, peace and love wherever you go, create goodwill at every corner, and it will return to you multiplied.
Have a fab day