Listening to the news can make anybody move toward their addictions as opposed to dealing with their addictions. I was considering what might make our world a kinder, gentler place to be when it struck me. Just live by “The Golden Rule”. Simple. This may be one of the most universal “rules” throughout the world.
Not to get religious on you but consider these five religious references to the Golden Rule:
Can we all start treating others the way we would want to be treated? This allows for compassion and empathy to be present in our day to day interactions and we end up treating each other as the “universal I”. Not only are we kind and gentle to ourselves (i.e. demonstrating healthy behaviors) we are kind and gentle toward other people. Let’s try that for a while, shall we?
“I have something that I call my Golden Rule. It goes something like this: ‘Do unto others twenty-five percent better than you expect them to do unto you.’ … The twenty-five percent is for error.” ― Linus Pauling