The Three Gatekeepers – Diagram

‘Patience is the Mother of Wisdom’

 

REACTING:  a more impulsive position which disables one’s ability to discriminate effectively RESPONDING: a more considered, conscious mindset, fostering more positive outcomes….

 

TRUTH
Is my position one of truth? (or am I trapped in my own point of view). YES: Proceed to the gate of kindness.

NO: Apply the silence is golden rule.

KINDNESS
Is what I am about to do or say truly kind and compassionate? (or am I simply driven by the force of habit and the need to be right). YES: Proceed to the gate of benevolence.

NO: Apply the silence is golden rule.

BENEVOLENCE
Is what I am about to do or say genuinely necessary/useful? (or I am simply being driven by the force of habit and the need to be right). YES: Proceed to speech is silver.

NO: Apply the silence is golden rule.

 

Silence teaches us the art of responding rather than reacting.

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