There is a certain aliveness that comes when we speak honestly in a
vulnerable, yet clear communication. It aligns us with our truth and we
become authentic and wisely powerful. But it's often not easy to do that.
I've based this talk on my son Adam's final thesis from Naropa University
where he recently graduated with a B.A. in somatic and contemplative
psychology. I was quite impressed and moved by it. It made me think. I
wanted to share it as we explore Wise Speech together.
The Buddha conquered Mara who personifies the evil or unskillful forces of mind that overwhelm us. He gave the teaching on Four Ways of Undertaking Things, which is elucidated in this talk - a practical and helpful explanation on increasing our happiness and decreasing our pain through making wise choices.