Taking Care of Yourself

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.  


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Just wait a while, turn your back and
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




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