We were all taught the Golden Rule when we were young – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Or translated “treat others as you would like others to treat you” or “do not treat people in a way you would not wish to be treated yourself”.
This is lovely, it teaches us compassion and empathy – something that we truly want the entire planet to live by. Yes it would be a peaceful world if we could convince everyone to live with this one rule. And I myself am very glad this was pounded into my brain when I was young. I think it has made me a generally nice person.
I believe there are a couple other rules that are just as important. Here are my 2 other Golden Rules:
Golden Rule #2
Treat yourself as you would like others to treat you
That is easier said than done for most people. We are so hard on ourselves, if we could record our inner thoughts for an entire day you would see what I mean. This is such a sub-conscious act on our part that we don’t even realize we are doing it.
For the most part we beat ourselves up throughout the day, calling ourselves stupid or dumb or (fill in the blank) and simply believing that we are worthless because we didn’t do something 100% perfectly.
Most of us don’t need others to point out our mistakes (even though I don’t personally believe in mistakes) and we hate it when they do. So why do we constantly do this to ourselves?
What if every morning you looked in the mirror, into your own eyes, and told yourself how awesome you were? How beautiful, how worthy and how precious. Something like this “Good morning gorgeous! I’m so grateful to be looking at you right now – you deserve every great thing that happens to you today. You rock! I love you!” and then add a few more loving affirmations in during the day. Unconditionally L♥VE YOURSELF!
This can be difficult at first but it is so worth it! You are so worth it! As soon as you can master this you will be able to move on to the next Golden Rule with ease…
Golden Rule #3
Don’t allow others to treat you as you would not treat yourself
No one should treat you bad; you should never even allow that for one minute.
Walk away from them, end a friendship if need be. Disassociate yourself from them; they are not serving you or your highest good.
I have found that if I expect people to treat me with respect or honor then that is what I usually get. If I expect someone to be mean or disrespectful to me, then again, that is what I usually get. It isn’t too hard to understand, right? But you must first be treating yourself well.
Other people in our life only mirror our true inner selves. You usually get treated by other people exactly the same way you treat yourself. For example, if you believe you are not worthy of a loving relationship, then you will not find yourself in one. If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will take care of you either.
You can only be loved by other people to the extent of how much you love yourself. And when you love yourself unconditionally, it lights you up – and people are drawn to you like moths to flame!
And if our energy is at a higher vibration, those that don’t treat us well will usually fall away without us even having to try. It is a win-win for everyone!
Now, go on…I believe you have a date with the mirror!
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