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Repeat That Please

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Last Edited: February 9, 2007, 4:18 pm

Offensive words that come from your mouth, if repeated, can make bitter enemies.

The Husia, translated by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Every mouth has two lips. The high lip gives to praise, the low lip gives to gossip. When we do not guard what we say or to whom we say it, we can never be sure which lip will repeat the words. The ancient Egyptians gave warning about the unguarded movement of the mouth. They understood the destructive potential of words on the wrong lips. We may not be familiar with those ancient teachings, but we do know the impact of low lipped speaking.

Speak highly of everyone or say nothing at all. Repeat only that which you have a duty to repeat and repeat it with a noble intent. If something you say comes back the wrong way, correct it immediately. If you quarrel with family or friends, speak to them directly. Speak the way you would want to be spoken to. Remember that your parents gave you the blessing of lips; speak to them with an attitude of gratefulness

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