A major element of wisdom is knowing when to say something and when to keep quiet. This means listening to the music behind all words and then responding in harmony with that music. How often we can be sucked into a verbal vortex because we didn’t bite our lips and restrain our responses and wait… for pennies to drop, for lightbulbs to go on, for minds to catch up – always realising where reactions come from. So often we say and do things without even understanding why. We need wisdom to use or withhold our words well.

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