Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening.
~ Mevlana Rumi Quotes from Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance
What do you do to still that screaming monkey in your head, so you can hear – before opening your mouth?
My greatest regrets have been opening my mouth before having listened. My greatest regrets will continue to be opening my mouth before I have listened. In order to listen I do not need to quiet others. I need to turn attention to what arises within . . . and let it go.