In yoga, we refer to your word as a “seed” or “bija.”
Once you’ve planted that seed it will grow. What you said is out there forever and it can never be taken back.
When you’re about to blurt something out that you know you shouldn’t…Inhale, hold, exhale fully and hold. Your breathing practices aren’t solely for yoga class. Your rate of breathing and state of mind are inseparable. Calm your breath to calm your mind and life.
What you say lives forever. Speak only words of kindness.