When I am giddy with the prospect of juicy gossip, John O’Donohue throws down this gauntlet to me:
May you not disrespect your mystery through brittle words or false belonging. -“For Absence” in To Bless The Space Between Us
Physicists tell us that our thoughts are energy and energy doesn’t die. Do I really want the negative energy of gossip to be my lingering legacy in the universe?