"If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge."
I assume to allow the water to take the thought away. Why not try it and see what happens - you might just be surprised. If you don't live near a beach then writing it on a piece of paper and then ripping it up or setting fire to it (safely) would work. Alternatively writing it in sand in your garden, or children's sandpit, and then watering it would too. Basically anything that allows the thought to be expressed and then expunged (if that's the right word?).
Such a great idea and aligns well with the other ideas for using nature to landscape our lives I've shared recently on sayings such as:
Inspiring change inside and out - in procurement and business more widely.
More on using nature to landscape your life can be found on Facebook and Pinterest. It's certainly an innovative process that can be used in a team setting to identify potential setbacks, resolve problems and even identify future organisational strategies.
Blog 21/31 in July as part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge