It’s been a long-held belief, mainly on behalf of mother’s everywhere, that if you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all. However, in these highly polarizing times, it seems many have opted to disregard this once popular notion in lieu of a more mean-spirited, higher volume alternative. No matter what beliefs we hold, or how different from another person’s they may be, we can always choose to communicate our views in a calm and mindful manner. Civil discourse is the backbone of progress. That said, it’s not always easy. Sometimes our passion for a subject can fill us with such a righteous fervor that we feel compelled and even justified to say what is on our mind. But before you do, remember: If you don’t have anything nice to say, meditate.
It’s a spin on the old classic that advocates not simply repressing your…
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