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Monday, 22 August 2016

Thoughts to get you ...Thinking #29

"Said a king to a wise man, 'I wish to be valuable to my people, please show me how.'

Replied the wise man, "First be valuable to yourself. This avoids self-deception. You see, the less value a man has for himself the more he believes he can contribute benefits to others. This brings injury to both. To give gold you must have gold."

"If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?"-- Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self-contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity. If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

"A critic is a legless man who teaches running."-
- Channing Pollock

"Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish."-- Barbara Sher

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.-- Buddha