In previous issues of Computer Times, we printed a 26-month series from the book titled Get The MOST from Yourself, by Dr. Terry Kibiloski. This is the 24th article of that series.
The Golden Rule
The human system is similar to the personal computer system, with three major parts – the body (hardware), the mind (software), and the spirit, or soul, (user).
We are spirits having a human experience!
To maintain the human system it’s important to understand:
- Body specialists (doctors) help maintain our human body.
- Mind specialists (psychologists) help maintain our human mind.
- Spirit, or soul, specialists (priests, ministers, rabbis, etc.) teach us how to effectively use our body and mind. The ideal teacher is the Creator of our body and mind.
If you can understand the similarity between the computer system and the human system, you are on your way to getting the MOST from yourself. Let’s now look at some important principles.
- As the computer operator uses the hardware and software to have a computing experience, our spirit uses the body and mind to have a human experience
- Our overall health depends upon a harmonious relationship between our body, mind and spirit
- Our human system seeks harmony and ease, not dis-ease
- Harmony is the glue that holds everything together in our universe.
- Our overall success depends upon the harmony (love) we have with other human beings.
For the past two months, we reviewed the key points we looked at earlier in this series, plus gave you a few new ones. This month, we continue that review.
When you give love to everyone you meet (smile, kind word, hug, etc.), you will find your world filled with a joy unlike anything you have ever experienced. You will find the more love you give, the more love you receive in return. Life will quickly become a new adventure.
Practicing love and forgiveness is not some “New Age” principle. It has been taught for centuries in all faith systems.
The late Joe Capodanno PhD, a former instructor at Sullivan University, gave us an interesting paper titled “Do Unto Others” which reads:
The major creeds of the world have at the center of their moral teachings a simple statement which has come to be called the “Golden Rule.” Considering the variety of beliefs, it is remarkable that the core teaching is the same:
CHRISTIANITY: Treat others the way you would have them treat you: this sums up the law and the prophets. (Matthew 7:12).
JUDAISM: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowman. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary. (Talmud, Shabbat 3id)
ISLAM: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. (Sunnah)
BUDDHISM: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. (Udana-Varga 5,18)
HINDUISM: This is the sum of duty: do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. (Mahabharata 5,1517)
CONFUCIANISM: Is there one maxim which ought to be acted upon throughout one’s life? Surely it is the maxim of living – kindness: Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto you. (Analects 15,23)
In today’s diverse culture, maybe the Golden Rule should be rewritten to state, “Treat others the way THEY would like to be treated.” Sometimes, if we treat others the way WE want to be treated, we could be offending them without even knowing it. For example, giving a clock, or watch, as a gift in some countries is perfectly acceptable, but for the Chinese it is considered bad luck.
As we teach in our seminars, the principle of love is at the very core of our existence, and is the key to every success. To be truly successful, you’ve got to be involved in HELPING PEOPLE. If your motive is money, you will never be truly successful. In sales, health care, consulting, teaching, maintenance, or any other profession, you must be doing things “for” others, not “to” others. The “Golden Rule” applies to all people in all professions. Other words used to express this are “What goes around, comes around,” or “You reap what you sow.”
As mentioned earlier, it’s important to realize that the information we present in this series is nothing new. It has been around for centuries. Equally important is to realize it applies to people of all ages, in all walks of life, in every life situation. If you are a human being, these human system principles will work for you.
As mentioned earlier, Franklin D. Roosevelt was speaking of the “Golden Rule” when he said “If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” Peter E. Terzick referred to this harmony as brotherhood when he said “It is the wisdom of Lincoln and the warmth of Gandhi. It is the humility of Jesus, the humbleness of Muhammed, and the humanitarianism of Confucius.”
So, smile and fill your life with love and kindness. Your overall success and physical health depend on it.
Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.
Much more next month . . . Get the Most from Yourself – Chapter 24
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