Standards of Reasoning: A Way to Check Justice

August 17, 2017

Standards of Reasoning: Powering Justice I realized that I haven’t really covered a phrase I use frequently within my writing and speaking. The Standards of Reasoning grew out of my research for the Supporting Principle Justice. As I was putting the Supporting Principles together I went through forty or fifty virtues in my attempt to understand […]

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Get me some “edumacation!” Changing Mental Attitude

August 15, 2017

Changing Mental Attitude Many things in our lives are directly attributable to our mental attitude surrounding that life moment. The story I tell below is one of those moments. Our thinking and decision making create who we are. Yes, our physical attributes play a role, certainly, but the mental attitude we maintain in our lives play […]

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WRITING FOR FUN: THE GOLDEN RULE CHALLENGE

August 8, 2017

WRITING FUN For a most of my life I’ve been writing. Journals mostly. I collected thoughts and ideas about what was going on in my daily existence. These writings were somewhat random, with little discipline about subject or purpose. If you have followed this blog at all you’ll understand my “Apartheid Moment” and how that […]

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Golden Rule as God’s Mission Statement

August 2, 2017

What’s a Mission Statement? I frequently speak about the Golden Rule as God’s Mission Statement. Why? Well, primarily, humans function as a super-organism. We are ill prepared to function for any extended period of time on our own. Our survival depends on relationships. We have, as a species, been learning to succeed in ever larger […]

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My Journey to Rediscovering the Golden Rule

July 18, 2017

The Simple Little Rule: The Golden Rule Rediscovered History shows us that the Golden Rule is a very simple, one sentence statement about compassion. However, we manage to distort its execution generation after generation. Tens of thousands of words have been written in every language and from every culture attempting to explain and persuade us […]

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Simplicity: the Golden Rule Principle

May 9, 2017

Flummoxed by Simplicity Although the Golden Rule phrasing is simple, the execution of it has proved to be difficult. Libraries bursting with thousands of books trying to explain how to live a life by simply “loving thy neighbor as thyself.” The phrase’s perfect simplicity flummoxes us. I realized quickly that the ancients were trying to explain how […]

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Selfish first: solving the reciprocity dilemma.

April 25, 2017

Selfish Delimma I am struggling with a question – maybe you can help or maybe you have struggled with this concept too?  It is the word: selfish. This word seems to always have a negative connotation.  My struggle is to find a word that means “thinking of one’s self” which does not seem negative.  Let […]

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Paradox Harmony: What reflects back from your spiritual mirror?

April 20, 2017

Manufacturing Disharmony  The paradox of the Golden Rule is that we must start with ourselves first. Looking back to my last blog post I talked about the airplane safety briefing. In that safety briefing we are advised to place the oxygen mask securely over our own nose and mouth first! And then help others who […]

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Suffocate, no fun! Put your oxygen mask on first.

April 18, 2017

Don’t Suffocate Your Happiness Do you find that your life is sometimes like a long chain of decision points that tend to suffocate your happiness? Have you ever wondered about how you lean in that direction? Would you like to change the reflection in the mirror? As Thyself I speak often about the sequence of […]

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Do you recognize your individual responsibility as a two-part harmony?

April 13, 2017

Golden Rule: Two-part Responsibility Through the millennia the philosopher teachers have been telling us to “seek truth,” “grown in wisdom” or “find the way.” Our purpose is to find our way to peace and harmony. We were shown the way through statements like the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule comes in two parts; love self […]

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