We set up our lives through our speech, which reinforces existing thought patterns and makes our perspective seem more solid. It also expresses the confusion of our thoughts and the clarity of our attention. We can bring awareness to our speech and to the ways that we “leak” energy through it. Grounding our speech is about restraint, as opposed to suppression, so that we can build energy for the intention and greater tasks that we have. Bandhu is author of Creative Life and an internationally recognized glass artist and teacher.