“Raise your words, not your voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” — Rumi, Persian poet (1207-1273)
How often do we get cross and angry? How often do we raise our voices and shout? Does it make a difference?
The answer probably depends on what difference we are hoping to see. Often, we are hoping for something that will add to our life, that will make us happy. Usually something that’s nice, or something beautiful.
But we cannot grow beauty in the storm. Thunder and lightening are destructive. To grow something beautiful, we do need a little rain. But we rarely need the storms. So, rather than raising our voices and shouting, why not raise the words we use and improve what we say, rather than saying the same things loudly?
Coming soon – #MondayMotivation booklet, with a collection of quotes.