Garments of the Soul: Thought, Speech, and Action
The soul garments — machshavah (thought), dibbur (speech), and ma’aseh (action) – express our conscious soul powers in actual experience.
Thought, speech, and action are called “garments” because they can be more easily changed (unlike, for example, personality). Among the soul garments, thought is the most internal and hence most difficult to control while action is the most external and hence easiest to control. Controlling how we think, speak, and act ultimately enables us to access and influence our soul powers.
As educators the soul garments constitute our main area of attention. We have, above all, a responsibility to model and teach our students positive and productive behavior, communication, and thinking.