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My friend, there are many things in life that you must simply pass by. If you wish to grow in your spiritual life, you must not allow yourself to be caught up in the workings of the world; you must find time alone, away from noise and confusion, aware from the allure of power and wealth. You must also turn a deaf ear to many things, and think instead on those things that contribute to your peace. It is better to avert your eyes from what distracts you from your purpose. Quietly leave each person to his own opinion, and avoid contentious bickering. If you stand in good stead with God and respect His ways, you will more easily be able to do this.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 44)
10 February 2015
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