How should we strive to communicate?

Recommendations for Mindful Speech

View: Shambhala/Great Eastern Sun vision, mindful speech
Path: The Six Paramitas (generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, wisdom)

    • Generosity: convey warmth, kindness, and friendliness; give others the benefit of doubt
    • Discipline: refrain from dominating conversations; step back to allow collective wisdom
      to emerge
    • Patience: communicate openness and open-mindedness, even when there is disagreement
    • Exertion: listen actively; maintain curiosity and inquisitiveness about what others are
      saying; stay connected to the topic at hand
    • Meditation: pause, check in before speaking; maintain a sitting practice
    • Wisdom: practice discernment when deciding when to speak and when to listen