Applaud and Acknowledge Yourself -The New Golden Rule

It occurs to me that although I was taught the Golden Rule at a very young age and tried to live by it, that the expectations of me as a young girl and then a woman were not in alignment.  Somewhere along the line it became merely do for others.

As I age, I am learning to nurture myself, “take care of myself so I may take care of others”, give more, etc.  But still I tend to forget to do it.

In an “aha” moment, it dawned on me, how horrible I would be if I truly treated others as I treat myself.  Really.  I mean if I neglected others and treated them as I treat myself (although I am most definitely doing much  better at the treating), they would run the other way.

Conclusion: I have come a long way but it’s going to be fun reversing this “ism”.    Do unto myself as I do unto others.  That ought to keep me busy for the rest of my days.

Or, in Buddha’s words:

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”


2 thoughts on “Applaud and Acknowledge Yourself -The New Golden Rule”

  1. Every now and then I have the same thought, Lindalh and if another was as mean to me as I sometimes am, I would walk away from them. Reversing the ‘ism’ is a great way of reminding me to be more compassionate towards myself, so thank you for that! 🙂

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