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Exercise Two — Today's Companions
Who are your companions? It's very important to take half an hour, every month or so, and ponder your companions. The days pass and your key people are influencing you constantly. It's essential to take time and understand what's happening to you as a result of your relationships. This exercise will not only tend to free you of harmful influences, but you will, assuredly, become a more thoughtful and appreciative friend.

Sit comfortably and recall your companions, including work associates, one at a time. Feel you are calmly, and with good will, facing a companion. Mentally ask each of these questions and pause after each one to think deeply:

    "What are your views of the world? Of life? Of yourself?
    "What are you doing with your life? Your resources? Your goals and dreams?
    "What do you think of me? Of our relationship? Of our future?
    "What are your values? What values do we share? What values don't we share?
    "What is your view of the future?
    "How is our relationship going?
    "How can we make our relationship even better?
    "How can I be a better companion to you?"

 
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