What does it mean to live the Golden Rule? How might it make a difference in your life? Part 2 is about becoming what you say what you want to receive.
In Part 1, the question you were to ask yourself is how you want to be treated by others.
Did you come up with a dream list?
As an example of options, do you want love? Respect? Understanding? Compassion? Patience? Friends? Fun times?
Unless you want to share YOUR list as a comment, I’ll go with the ones above as to the next steps.
The Golden Rule states that first you must treat others as you want to be treated. You’ve probably also heard of the Law of Attraction. What both are saying is that you first send out what you want to receive in return.
Do you want more love in your life? Then you must first be more loving.
The same with respect, understanding, compassion, patience and friendship.
First be the quality you want reflected back to you. Respect others differing viewpoints. Be understanding of other’s situations. Compassion means caring for others and their struggles. Patience means not to get triggered by what people say, or road rage, or standing in line, or your children, or spouse… You want more friends? Then be a friend.
The challenge is becoming what we want to receive.
Where do we start? Inside our own hearts and minds. For everything, we always start within.
But more than that, we reconnect with the Divine within us. We are never meant to do anything without our spiritual team. Anything other than true surrender is believing in the lie of separation, which is impossible. Surrender is coming home. Ask God to help you become what you want to receive even when it seems impossible. Nothing is impossible with God.
For this post I challenge you to take at least one quality you choose to receive – for example, love. With Divine help, become the love you wish to receive. In reality love is what you are, how you were created. During your day/s, consider how to respond with love in all situations and at all times.
How to do this might be difficult and confusing, especially when other’s are not loving, or even abusive! Love doesn’t mean being a doormat. Love sometimes means saying no. You come first. What do you want?
For now, choose one quality, then practice being that. Let me know how you are doing. I’d love going through this with you.
Next week we’ll discuss more about how to be love, or tolerance, or patient, when we are surrounded with the opposite, like in politics.
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