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Listen more, speak less

I have often said, but struggle to practice, that I have two ears and one mouth.  I often think/express/emote that my ideas, thoughts, comments are so much more important than others, which of course is utter nonsense.  Be kind to yourself, because so many others will not be kind to you.  Love your neighbour as you love yourself, you need to love yourself, be gentle in your thoughts and words towards yourself.  There is little point in self-flagellation, in body, mind or spirit, then giving alms to the poor. CS Lewis, "Don't think less of yourself, think of yourself less"  JOY, Jesus first, others second and yourself last

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