The Post – Leadership, Ethics, Action, and the Closed Mouth

Sometimes words are useless. Sometimes, no matter how much you try to explain, tell, answer, teach, or lead, words just muck it up. It’s like oil paints, the more you mix colors together, the more you end up with a muddy gray. No sharp edges, no clear images, no distinctions. As in today’s gift post about leaders, sometimes the only thing you can do, is close your mouth and show your truth through your choices and actions. You can tell someone what your ethics are, but it is only in the doing, that they will truly know and believe. It’s like the Desert Fathers said about needing spiritual training: “Begin by closing your mouth.”


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