Inner Peace and Joy Tip# 46 : Hold Your Peace

Inner Peace and Joy Daily Meditation Tip: The Book of Proverbs is loaded with wisdom nuggets. Read Proverbs 15, pull out the wisdom nuggets and apply them to your life.

Tips for holding your peace:

Believe it or not, just because someone asks you a question does not mean that you have to give an answer. Instead you can just hold your peace.

Examples of "Holding Your Peace"
#1 If you are having a discussion with your spouse and they ask you for your opinion and you already know that if you voice your opinion it will cause an argument, it is best for you to "hold your peace." When you hold your peace in this situation, you are showing wisdom because you are keeping the peace. You can always come back another time and voice your opinion when you know that you comment is going to evoke a calm response from your spouse.

#2 If you are conversing with someone and they do not agree with what you are saying. Rather than getting into a debate with the person, just "hold your peace. " Remember, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and just because you do not agree with someone does not make that person wrong. What makes the situation right, is that you used wisdom by holding your peace and not being drawn into a debate.

#3 If you are at work and you do not agree with an assignment or if you are not getting along with a coworker, before you get your feathers ruffled "hold your peace." You can always come back after lunch or maybe the next day and voice your concerns when you are calm.

The way that you are going to maintain your inner peace and live a life full of joy is by knowing when it is the best time for you to speak. Make sure that you are using your voice to add joy to the lives of others. If you are not adding joy to the lives of others, then you should use wisdom and discipline and refrain from speaking by holding your peace.

More Useful Tips:
Use Wise Judgment
Tame Your Tongue

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