Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Am Taking the Inner Mean Girl Cleanse


The wonderful Trinmom over at When Did I Become My Mom turned me on to this program. I am really excited to participate. This week I am promising to remove gossip from my vocabulary. Here's what I ave committed to:

TOXIN: GOSSIP


We all know that nothing good ever comes from gossip, right? Yet for some reason we might find ourselves participating in it. And in our society it can be really hard to refrain from it, even when we have the best intentions. For the next 7 days, your mission is to refrain from ALL gossip. To cleanse your system of this green goopy toxin by stopping all forms of gossip including:

Being the Gossip. Talking or writing about a person who is not part of the conversation in such a way that either:
a. they would feel bad hearing what you said or
b. you wouldn't want them to hear what you said.

Colluding in Gossip. Adding commentary and thoughts to a conversation or communication that create gossip. Gossip takes at least two - decline the invitation to join in!

Witnessing Gossip. Standing by and listening to other people gossip still lets the toxin seep in. Take a stand for good talk or leave the conversation.

Watching Gossip. Tuning into any form of media that promotes or shows gossip. Just because you don't know the people doesn't mean you're not gossiping! If you find yourself watching or listening to gossip (yes even celebrity gossip!) change the channel. Rather than picking up the tabloid in the grocery line, grab Yoga Journal or read Aspire on your Iphone!

YOUR DAILY PRACTICE:

"Be impeccable with your word."

Start your day: by saying this affirmation for at least one minute: "Today I speak only from my heart. I leave gossip and toxic words behind. I truly speak only from my heart."

Live your entire day aware of your words, and choose Good Talk over Gossip.

End your day reflecting about your new AHA's and awareness.

* daily practice inspired by don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements
So there it is. No gossip. I don't consider myself a gossip yet I know that I sometimes fall into its enticing trap. But this week I commit to dodging that mine and keeping my words kind. Or as my mother taught me, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!" So that's what I am going to do!
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4 comments:

blueviolet said...

There is absolutely nothing good that comes from gossip.

Erin said...

I have the best poem about Gossip, I'll have to send it to you!

The last line says "Is it true? Is it real? if not, then shut up"

chitra said...

Gossip is a energy drainer.

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