The purpose of speech is to express thoughts in word form and communicate with others. Words that are sent forth with the energies of love, compassion, tolerance and goodwill help to build trust between peoples and forge right human relations. Words that wound create separating walls that become barriers to right relations.
Speech may be instinctive and emotional and not “thought through”, it may be measured and “mindful” or a mixture of both aspects. At a higher level there is a quality of speech that flows from the soul which communicates its purpose and intention through its instrument – the threefold personality. Thoughtful and reflective speech is heard from those who have achieved an inner reflective silence insulated from the background noise of the market place.
Let us also reflect on the analogy of the seed, where in the silence and darkness of the soil, it magically germinates to produce a beautiful plant or flower. The energy generated through the ages by groups working with concentrated silence is like a seed in the collective mind and heart. Imagine the silent monastic orders down the ages as a seed, or the silent prayer, meditation and reflective thought of so many creative and intuitive people. In the Pythagorean order neophytes were not permitted to speak for two years; they had to earn the right to speak through reticence.
Wherever we come across right speech we can be sure that the words flow from the Soul or higher Self. Such words serve the greater good and contribute their quota of constructive energy to human progress.
In: Right Speech – http://www.lucistrust.org/…/re…/september_2015/right_speech…