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Living the Golden Rule

on September 21, 2010

What if you always lived by the Golden Rule?  How would this change your life?  As we know transition can be very challenging, so how much easier would it be if you followed the Golden Rule?  Just in case you do not know the Golden Rule allow me to enlighten you.  “Do onto others as you would have done onto you”.  Jesus Christ taught us this rule over 2000 years ago and yet I meet someone every day that either has never heard of it or simply does not follow it.  The Ten Commandments are wonderful and serve an important role, but the Golden Rule trumps even them in simplicity. 

This is a good measure or worth, How simple is it?  Ask yourself that the next time you are faced with a decision.  Simple always trumps complicated.  Why, because the ego mind likes things complicated, that way you stay confused and it makes control that much easier.  One of the reasons “the meek shall inherit the earth” by the way, the simple mind is closer to Divine Source and harder for the ego mind to control.  Think of it this way, the veil is thinner!  There are less veils to remove in order to reach Allah.

Just how does the Golden Rule benefit your life?  It is simple really, when you understand the other persons perspective you can be more compassionate and you can be more responsive to their needs, in the process your needs are met also.  Sometimes this seems like magic, but it is simply the law.  What you give you receive.  Let’s put this to the test.

A person takes your coat and you see him running down the street, what do you do? A) chase him and take it back, B) Pull your gun out and shoot him, or C) bless him on his journey and do not allow him to take your coat again?  I think it is fairly obvious that C is the answer we seek here, and if you look closely the person gave you a gift.  You will be more aware about handling your things and more awareness is the path to enlightenment. 

One more example of the Golden Rule, your best friend is telling things about you that are not true, so what do you do?  Put yourself in her shoes, and feel the situation.  How would you like to be treated?  I for one would like to be spoken to respectively and with care.  I would want my friend to point these untruths out to me so that I may correct my error.  I would want you to assume the best, a mistake.  When we assume the best and then investigate without judgment our friendship is preserved and even strengthened.  The important thing in relationships is to listen, be non-judgmental, and be forgiving.  Once you understand where the other person is coming from the situation will dissolve.  Let me leave you today with this Christian Prayer for Peace which I think sums up the best guide for living I have come across yet. 

“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be known as the Children of God. But I say to you that hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
To those who strike you on the cheek offer the other also, and from those who take away your cloak, do not withhold your coat as well.
Give to everyone who begs from you, and of those who take away your goods, do not ask them again. And as you wish that others would to do you, do so to them.”

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity

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