The other day someone mentioned that their air conditioner had been playing up. All was well after the filters had been cleaned, an action recommended at the start of every hot season here in Asia.

This conversation made me think about our emotional filters. Crucial to making sense of everyday life they may be, but they too can get clogged and dusty just like an a/c. The trouble is that most of us rarely think to gently remove them from the framework of our lives and give them a spruce up.

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