I saw a meme online recently that struck a chord in me.
A man asks the question: How should we treat others?
And the answer: There are no others.
I’ve spoken about oneness and connection a lot over the last 15 years. We all come from the same Source, we are all loving tendrils of Source consciousness, what happens to one of us happens to all of us.
We are not separate, though we may appear to be here on Earth. On the other side, we are each a note in the song of the Universe. Everyone matters.
I’ve also talked about the idea that Source drops us off on this planet like a parent takes their child to the playground. “Have fun, and don’t hurt other people” is the commandment we lay upon our children when they enter the playground.
As it turns out, this concept is found in nearly all religions and major belief systems going back to ancient times.
“Do unto others as you would have done unto you.”
“An it harm none, do as thou wilt.”
“Love they neighbor like yourself.”
“One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one’s own self. This, in brief, is the rule of dharma.”
“Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.”
“Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”
This is the whole of the law. Live the way you want to live and don’t hurt other people in the process.
This week, take a very mindful approach to your actions. See if you are treating others in a way you would not want to be treated and instead actively seek to treat others the way you enjoy being treated. See what happens.
Imagine what would happen if we all remembered to treat others like there are no others, like we are all in this together, because we are. Whatever we put into this world is what we get back. Consciously place your actions upon others and do no harm.