My mum used to constantly quote the ‘Golden Rule’ saying, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
I’m not sure what it meant back then or why this came into my mind today, 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 all aspects of our life.
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 grow emotionally; it gives us a feeling of satisfaction that we’re helping others and generally making a difference.
It will also show others that we’re prepared to put them first if they need us to. If applied on an everyday basis, the ‘Golden Rule’ will empower us to become better people. On a more global footing it will make our communities better places to live. It will always have a ripple effect on everything we do. It will also empower us to make better choices.
Using the ‘Golden Rule’ will give us more confidence to believe in ourselves and to find inner peace. It’s a lifestyle choice that will not only bring harmony into our lives, but into the lives of everyone we touch.