Gossip Is Poison!
There is nothing more destructive to Peace than Gossip. As an experiment – for an hour, a day or a few days – do not gossip at all. By that, I mean, do not talk about others (negative comments as well as complements), that are not present in any conversation that you are in. Gossip also includes the telling of your "story of me" to others. Instead, have direct conversations with others in the present about the present (and, no, that does not exclude making future plans). I am not interested in theories or gossip about this challenge – what is your direct experience of what I am sharing as it applies to your life!
I look forward to your insights!