Gossip Is A Speech Habit
Gossip is a speech habit that is an expression of one’s incompletions in life. When we are incomplete, we are not whole and complete with someone, a circumstance, or a situation that is unpleasant that continues to live inside us. Often we are afraid to deal directly with the pain. Instead, we share our unhappiness in the form of gossip with someone whom cannot directly resolve the problem. This incompletion will eventually cause us to be unhappy and unfulfilled. Unfortunately, when we feel the need to tell our story over and over, we repeat the same circumstances that mimics the initial pain we felt when we first became incomplete. Gossiping perpetuates this incompletion and creates a vicious cycle that imprisons us, those around us, and those to whom we share our story. Repeating our stories in the form of gossip only serves to keep the pain alive and sets the stage for creating more drama in our lives. By not repeating our stories, we are able to eventually let go of the past and grant ourselves permission to be at peace.
What would it take to be complete or at peace with what is at the heart of your story? Consider the stories you have regarding people who are different from you. (i.e. race, economic status etc..) What would be possible for you, others, and the world if we all started confronting the incompletions in our lives rather than promoting them through our speech habit gossiping?