The month of February might be the shortest month but it carries a great big message. February is all about love! It’s that time for roses, pink greetings cards and bright red love-hearts to fill our shops, but why not let the feeling flow through our hearts and lives too. Love is warmth, it is welcoming and kind. Let’s all fill our lives with loving kindness. Open your arms and welcome family, friends, pets, work colleagues – smiling at strangers, blessing everyone in fact. Treating everyone with the same love we desire for ourselves. We don’t need to have a ‘sweet-heart’ to express a passion for life. Why not make every day a celebration of love?
Believing in angels, and maintaining a spiritual perspective means ‘walking our talk’ and putting ‘love in action’. Jesus taught the basic and profound message of ‘Love one another’… but he wasn’t the only great teacher to give humanity this message. Here are the main tenets from seven world religions. See how each feels … does it resonate with your personal code of how to be in ‘love’ in everyday terms?
The Golden Rules of Seven Great Spiritual Traditions
This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.
Hurt not others in ways you would yourself find hurtful.
If there is one maxim which ought to be acted on throughout ones whole life, surely it is the maxim of loving tenderness: Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto you.
Regard your neighbours gain as your gain, and your neighbour’s loss as your own loss.
“…let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour…”
All things whatsoever you would that man should do to you, do you even so to them; for this is the law of the prophets.
No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.
No hurt – no sin.
Taken from the Educating Heart and Soul course.