We’ve all heard the phrase, “think before you speak.” This week, we learn the value of waiting before giving constructive criticism. The energy of Devarim teaches us the importance of coming from a place of sharing, if we want our feedback to be helpful and not harmful. Before sharing, ask yourself: Did they ask for my feedback? Is it coming only from a place of wanting to help (with no ego in it for me)? Do I have total love in my heart for this person? When we can answer ‘yes’ to all three questions is when we’ve purified our intention to be true sharing.