Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves – for they will have endless amusement

Though we should take life seriously we should not take ourselves too seriously! True meditation begets humility and humility begets a sense of humour. Both words are related to humus, the soil. Keeping our feet on the ground enables us to see things objectively so that when someone savages or attacks us, instead of being angry or hitting back, we reflect on where this other person is coming from, what unresolved conflicts in them have unleashed such rage or jealousy, or even — and this is important — we have to ask ourselves what it is in us that has caused this eruption.

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  1. Dear James,

    This made me nod vigorously, laugh out loud, realise its truth and my need to hear it!

    A prayer: Beloved Lord,Thank you for James, humour, and your wisdom in our friends. Amen

    Love Diana

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