What is the Golden Rule?

How do the law of attraction and Golden Rule relate?

What is the Golden Rule?

Throughout history, major religions as well as great thinkers have put forward this key idea:

Christianity: “Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them.”

Islam: “No one of you is a believer until he loves for his neighbor what he loves for himself.”

Judaism: “What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow man.”

Buddhism: “Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.”

The Golden Rule is about respecting others. Ultimately, this starts with respecting ourselves. If we are compassionate and caring about ourselves, we can naturally extend that concern to others.

The Law of Attraction

Napoleon Hill, the author of The Laws of Success and Think and Grow Rich, equated the Golden Rule with the law of attraction. In effect, your thoughts and actions get sent back to you.

If you follow the Golden Rule of being kind and considerate to others, others will do the same to you. If you are unfair to others, don’t be surprised if others are resentful and shortchange you.

2 Ways to have the Golden Rule work for you

As Phillip notes in the above video, there are 2 ways to live by the golden rule more easily.

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  • Inclusive thinking.
    Be aware of others when you think and before you act. Even if you disagree with them, be courteous and open to hearing different viewpoints. By living and let living, you create respect and harmony.
  • Use EFT to clear internal blocks.
    The Emotional Freedom tapping techniques (EFT) are often a quick and easy way to address your discomfort with others.

    By tapping on key pressure points while saying an affirmation (like “Even though I think he’s wrong, I can accept myself and others anyway”), you can move on, live your life and live better with others. Some of the conflicts and charge will naturally disappear.

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The golden rule is a wonderful example of the law of attraction. It helps you become aware and self-aware… to help the world be a better place for us all.

 

Phillip and Jane Mountrose

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