Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others. – Wilfred Peterson
with your own self first
This quote goes to the heart of truthfulness and consistency. If we watch ourselves, we’ll notice our various attitudes towards our own selves. Get to know yourself. And then notice when you’re being unkind to your self. You may do this when you don’t think you can achieve something; or when you think your body’s ugly. You judge thy own self constantly.
and then it follows
Which gives you license to judge others and be unkind to them in different ways. If you’re gentle with your self, consistency demands that you then be gentle with all others. That’s Truth in action.
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