If I am tolerant of myself, I do not need to show tolerance to others. If I understand myself, I need not try to understand anyone else. If I relent to myself, I do not need to relent to another. If I forgive myself, there’s no need to forgive others. If I accept myself as I am, I do not need to accept anyone else. If I love myself, I need not love another. When I do all these things, they automatically gush out of me, transforming my nature toward tolerance, understanding, acceptance, and love. No longer do I need to make a special effort to achieve these things. All these, and much more, flow out of me freely…

Our relationships with each other, our attitudes toward the world, and our reactions are consequences of how we behave toward ourselves. If I act discriminatory, dismissively, tough, reactionary, angry, or furious, it’s surely a clear indication of how I behave toward myself.

This means I must have been giving myself a good beating inside. This just struck me, so I wanted to share it with you…