10 Steps To Creating Better Sounds When We Speak
“Let not the pleasant aspect of speech be lost by presenting the truth.”
There is a practical approach to realizing higher sounds and vibrations that live within us. This concept begins with achieving a deeper understanding of our personal habits in speech and how to create it. The following steps are guidelines for relating to sounds and how to observe ourselves when we are speaking.
1) Speaking The Truth, But Pleasantly
It is not only necessary that we speak the truth, but also that we are able to speak the truth pleasantly. This is an actual skill in learning how to speak. If by speaking the truth we aren’t attempting to hurt people, then the truth will not carry over into hurting someone as a function. Our point of view is our point of truth from the beginning.
Speaking truth should be done as pleasantly as possible. Anything less than that keeps us in conflict and tension. This is a fundamental step for speech. The Sanskrit instruction is: SATYAM BRUYAT, PRIYAM BRUYAT. Sat yam Bruyat means: “SPEAK TRUTH.” Priyam Bruyat: “SPEAK PLEASANTLY.” Let not the pleasant aspect of speech be lost by presenting the truth.
2) Do Not Speak Untruthfully In Order To Be Pleasant
Often times people do not express how they truly feel. When we want to please or protect another person, we do not hesitate to say anything but the truth. The second preliminary step in creating better sound when we speak is to speak truthfully with a kind tone. Speaking the truth and attempting to be cordial can be extremely challenging. However, if you say what you mean with pure intent and a genuine heart, the best truth will always come out in the end.
3) Filter Your Speech
As the sun goes down looking back on the day we will find we have spoken more often than necessary. Among all of the five kingdoms of Nature, the human being is the only one given to speech, and we make more of an abuse of it than a use of it. When there is nothing to do, the human being indulges in speaking. Keeping a diary to observe how you are speaking can be helpful. We spend so much of our time and energy talking we often miss our most valuable moments. We are so fond of our words that we even speak while we are eating. Try to give more importance to the food that is being eaten by savoring it, and your daily activities in life over all.
4) Use Precise Words When You Speak
Speech is given to express our intentions. Use your words precisely and communicate your intentions in as few words as possible. Remember that if you use more words than required it means that you are still learning the art of your speech. Reduce the number of words you use to communicate your intention and speak succinctly.
5) Relish Silence
A person who relishes silence will use very little words in order to return back into their comfortable silence. When you begin to taste the sweetness of silence, babbling or chattering becomes unnecessary and silence develops naturally. Slowly the inclination to become more quiet will grow on you. Talkative behaviors will become less important and with time and meditation you will learn to appreciate and enjoy your silence.
6) Remain Pleasant When You Are Silent
Many people who are silent, are disagreeably serious. Often times it is because he or she believes that they are being forced into being silent. This is not an act of relishing silence, but remaining silent while in a state of displeasure. If we construct a lot of tension inside and around us it will build up into a counter productive attitude which could potentially make you want to blow up and or scream. Take it easy and take it one step at a time.
7) Becoming Silent In Thought And Speech
Many people observe silence once a week. As we start relishing silence, silence also begins to form in our thought patterns. Without being silent in thought we cannot be silent in speech. We cannot say that we are silent when we have a tremendous amount of thoughts happening every second of every day. The ultimate goal is to quiet not only our mouths, but our minds too. Take time out to practice appreciating silence for at least ten minutes a day.
8) Chanting Hymns And Practicing Music
When the Veda is chanted, (Hindu sacred writings), it is chanted in three tones. There is a sub-tone, there is a normal tone and there is an overtone. Music also contains these three tones. There are three basic sounds and each tone has its seven sub-tones in music. When you speak to a person who is next to you, you speak in a low tone. When speaking to a person who is standing before you, you speak in a normal tone. If you have to speak to a person who is further away, you speak with a high tone. We are using these three tones daily. The rhythmic use of these tones happens when you chant or sing music and can create a lovely understanding for sound from within you. I often enjoy chanting before I meditate.
9) Practice Listening
Learning how to listen is vital. We do not listen completely because we are always anxious to speak. Even before the other person completes his or her sentence we are already prepared to say something. This prevents us from listening to the other person completely. A person who is not able to listen completely cannot truly understand what the other person intends to say. We are always at the edge of our seats ready to make our intentions clear, rather than understanding the intentions of others. A good speaker is one who is also a good listener. Listening is a critical step in understanding sound. This step enables us to understand one another better and the power of our sound.
10) Listening Completely As You Speak And Telepathy
We all carry thoughts like seeds. We soak the seeds within our thought language and the seeds develop into trees. The trees are the spoken words and thoughts that we present. If we start listening completely and with patience, our words will reveal a new ability to understand revelations in and with one another. These revelations are known as telepathy. Telepathy is communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception. A person who is capable of seeing the seed thought when the other person speaks, through practice, can gain the ability to become telepathic. Even before the seed thought is expressed orally, telepathically, the thought will reveal itself.
Many folks are excited about the word telepathy but not many are willing to do the work that it takes to achieve it. Try listening for the thought seed from another person’s story. If you can hear it, it is possible that you could move in a step closer to understanding a telepathic friendship. Who knows, you may even learn how to speak without making a sound at all.
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Painting | The Sound Of Lightening | Ainslie Roberts | ainslieroberts.com
References : Healers Handbook | Sri K. Parvathi Kumar