My mum used to constantly throw the ‘Golden Rule’ at us saying, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ I had no idea what it meant back then.
I’m not sure why this came into my mind, but it stands to reason that if we behave in a certain way that will spark either a positive or negative response from others. The ‘Golden Rule’ should be applied to anything and everything.
For example, helping an elderly neighbour, dealing with a family member, or even dealing with a colleague at work. Following the ‘Golden Rule’ allows us to be kind and concerned for others, it helps us emotionally grow, it gives us a feeling of satisfaction that we’re helping others and making a difference in their lives.
It also shows others that we’re prepared to put them first, instead of always thinking about ourselves. If used daily, the ‘Golden Rule’ will empower us to behave and be better people. On a more global footing it will make our communities better places to live. I believe the ‘Golden Rule’ will always have a ripple effect on everything we do. It also empowers us to make better choices.
It also gives us more confidence to believe in ourselves, to believe in others and to find inner peace. The ‘Golden Rule’ will not only bring harmony into our lives, but into the lives of those we touch.