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How to Live the Golden Rule


 Care about others – sincerely ask how another person is doing and really listen to his or her answer; be a supportive friend in whatever way possible

Helping others – call a sick friend, run an errand for a family member, start a neighbor’s dead battery, volunteer, make charitable donations

Spiritual involvements – meditate, pray, go to church, temple, mosque, etc.

Moral actions – follow the Golden Rule, the 10 Commandments, the Eightfold Path, the 4 Agreements, and other ethical behaviors.

Being conscientious – do a good job at home, at work, etc.; care about our natural world; e a good parent, child, friend, etc.; and trying to understand the other person’s point of view

Having good intentions – wanting to be helpful, aiming to be considerate, trying to be compassionate and forgiving, having the intent to do the right thing

Consideration of others – letting a pedestrian or car go ahead of you; letting someone have his or her own way, cleaning up after yourself, etc.

Forgiveness and compassion – letting go of things that bothered, hurt or annoyed you; empathizing with others, being understanding of the other’s side

Good manners – acknowledging others, using genuine greetings

Basic being – realizing our value and worth by virtue of simply being, feeling our warm heart of loving kindness, appreciating our underlying spiritual preciousness


Cite: Losing the Weight of the World: A Spiritual Diet to Nourish the Soul by Jonathan Kramer, and Diane Dunaway Kramer



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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