Growing up, what the teachers and my mother used to say was, "Treat others the way you want to be treated." It was a worn-down saying, the proclaimed "Golden Rule" that encouraged us kids to regard each other with kindness rather than nastiness.
There are texts in the Bible that make much more sense if we apply the principle of repeated lives. I know that many people find the concept of repeated lives on earth difficult to understand. We can bounce around with reactions or we can embrace our experiences.
Sanders is the candidate who has taken the mantle of Dr. King in this election. A large silent non-violent protest broadcasts louder than a lot of screaming and yelling. If you don't stand for something - you will fall for anything...
One of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived is that we are more than our bodies and that our true home lies beyond our physical planet. This idea, that we are or have souls that do not die at death, is found in all the earth's religions.
Different partners draw out of us different emotions -- some we didn't even know we had -- and sustaining a relationship becomes tedious from both ends. But we must ensure that at least we're doing our part. So how do we navigate it through it all and improve the quality of our love?
At a certain point in my life, I chose to live in front of the mirror. Looking out the window was easy. I didn't have to look in, didn't have to do any self-work. Easy is not always best and "the easy way out" does not challenge one to improve, mature and grow in life.
You've got to accept that you are a woman in a man's world. And then, you've got to work harder and longer hours and dedicate yourself to being the best at what you're doing. You can't look back; you can't look forward. You've got to live every day and plan for tomorrow.
As the U.S. shifted from an industrial to a knowledge-based economy, the workplace changed as well. Experts say millennials now expect a job environment in stark contrast to the command and control ways of the past.
Looking at the pain and suffering of living and dying within this context suggests that a "good death" for example might not be the one that looks peaceful and isn't messy, but rather the one that accomplishes what that soul needed to have happen to complete its work in this lifetime.
We may know of 1,000 success and happy-ending stories for others -- but where do we pull our energy from when we truly feel like giving up? I've got four ways to hang in there when the going gets tough.
"Be generous when you've got something in your pocket and somebody needs it. It's not going to be a bad thing. Even if they go buy a beer, they just experienced generosity. You just experienced generosity. And that has a ripple effect."