“Keep it”. That´s the best piece of advice I ever received.
It enourages my inquiring mind and sponsors my common sense, you see?
Every time I have to make a decision I think: shall I keep it, shall I not? (sounds like a song… mhhmm “I’ve got a right to be wrong. My mistakes will make me strong”).
See how this advise moulds my mind:
Shall I keep old jeans that don´t fit me anymore?
Shall I keep eating boston cream pie though new jeans don´t fit me either?
Shall I keep encouraging my 8 years old boy to use fork instead of fingers?
Shall I keep my dog, my husband, my house, my job? Shall I keep myself?
(Yes, sometimes I even wonder what if I would let loose and completely release my Self from myself. I´ve read it´s a luminous experience… I think I´ll try that after finishing my boston cream and this post.)
But above, beyond and most of all, I wonder if I shall keep advising others about what to do, about what´s right and what´s wrong (do I really know?).
When giving advice is on the mire, I suspect the best thing I can keep is my silence. When I feel tempted to give someone else a “good piece of advice”, I´ll repeat to myself: “keep it, keep it”.
Then I´ll be setting the Foundation Stone for the Non-advising movement in my soul. That might help to keep friendship, to keep silence and to release my Self. Nice, uh?