However it seems easier to give something for the afflicted in a far-off country than to give the right kind of time and energy to the people closest to us. Give respect to those who have no self-respect, treating juniors with, as much sensitivity as our seniors does not come always naturally. And giving respect to the self can be even more difficult. We can start by silently speaking to our mind in a loving way. We need to encourage ourselves when we make mistakes and contemplate on the most beautiful things in life. We should bask in the pure love of God that lies in the heart of the universe.
~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu