This poem by Shams Tabrizi speaks to me about the process of introspection, emotional self-soothing and responsible social interactions. I hear the following:
“Turn towards your inner self. Make contact with your inner experience. Stay with your experience until your emotions settle. Take care of yourself first then take action.
remember what you have forgotten.
Try to find if you’ve lost,
apologize if you’ve hurt,
forgive if you have been hurt.
Because life is too short.~ Shams Tabriz i