Posted by: Upāsaka | 05/22/2016

I make the firm aspiration to speak well of others, dwelling on their good qualities.

This is a tough one, especially in work situations where I’m faced with having to critically examine the quality of an employee’s work. What does it mean to say that I make the firm aspiration to speak well of others, dwelling on their good qualities in such a case?

Perhaps it means to forgive the forgivable, to accentuate the positive while being clear headed and straightforward about our expectations. Maybe it means not engaging in derisive conservation with my business partner about the idiosyncrasies of our employees. Clearly there’s much work to be done with Right Speech and I undertake to practice it as well as I am able.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

Bloomwords

The mud, the lotus and the pale golden blue.

Dirk Pieters

writer, buddhist, yogi / schrijver, boeddhist, yogi

لا إله إلا الله

The Knowledge is Provisions from Allah, May Allah guide us and strength our Iman & Taqwa. Ameen.