yet, despite this realization, and even despite the fact that i don't like this trait very much, i find it very, very, very difficult sometimes to suppress the urge to let it out. even though i know it's followed almost instantaneously by regret.
but i know in those moments that i catch myself and don't let the unkind words slip, i feel stronger, better and more compassionate. and that's truly the direction i would like to be moving in more.
so i encourage you all - along with me - to set the intent to bite your tongue, even just once, in an instance when you would normally say something you may regret. keep your lips sealed and see how you feel.