I was reading the book Wisdom of the Ages by Wayne W Dyer (a birthday gift by a dear friend) and his take on William Blake’s famous poem Poison Tree. The book is a collection of succinct original essays in which Dyer sets out to explain the meaning and context of each piece of wisdom, and, most important, how we can actively apply these teachings to our modern lives.
The poem is a simple and powerful lesson on basics of maintaining any relationship with communication. Yet, perhaps it is the toughest one to put in practice. I would just quote this paragraph by Dyer which summarizes it beautifully-