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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Understanding Law of Reciprocity as Golden Rule for Society

April 11, 2017

Golden Rule Principle⏤Law of Reciprocity The Golden Rule occurs in nearly every culture at some point. I only accidentally stumbled upon this historical reality, but it was an eye opener for me. The Golden Rule is the social rendering of the Law of reciprocity. Realizing that all the major philosophers are teaching a fundamental social […]

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Are you about to have a snake in your boat? Choose the Middle Way!

April 7, 2017

The Middle Way My military experience provided me with many great stories that relate to Golden Rule. Last blog we spoke about the supporting principle moderation defining middle way. This story describes perfectly what could happen when one crashes out of that middle way. “Snake” River Twelve Ranger students in large rubber raft boats. All their […]

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Can you achieve abundance with moderation?

April 6, 2017

Moderating Behavior – Golden Rule Moderation, means first realizing that cooperative behavior is very beneficial for one’s personal growth, success and abundance. Once realized, we then need to go about discovering how to moderate behavior in our daily life. The Golden Rule is the best route to creating cooperation and cohesion in our personal lives.  Our personal […]

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Have you taken responsibility for your own happiness?

April 4, 2017

Take Responsibility It is important that we stop expecting others to show us love, acceptance, commitment and respect when we don’t even show that we possess these ideals for ourselves. We must grow up and take responsibility for our current condition. “Those who find joy and peace completely within are the truly happy ones. This […]

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Discover Cooperation and Create Success

March 30, 2017

Cooperation Key to Success It is amazing how often we see the words cooperation and success used in the same context. Have you read “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. It was a classic already when I was young. He followed later with “The Law of Success” both were best sellers. The five step self confidence […]

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