“In the midst of arguments or disagreements, practice giving rather than taking before you exit. Giving involves leaving the ego behind. While it wants to win and show its superiority by being contrary and disrespectful, your Tao nature wants to be at peace and live in harmony. You can reduce your quarreling time to almost zero if you practice this procedure:
Wherever you are, whenever you feel strong emotions stirring in you and you notice yourself feeling the need to ‘be right,’ silently recite the following words from the Prayer of Saint Francis:
Where there is injury, [let me bring] pardon.
Be a giver of forgiveness as he teaches: Bring love to hate, light to darkness, and pardon to injury. Read these words daily, for they’ll help you overcome your ego’s demands and know the fullness of life.”