1 Taking care of yourself is important
(It is important that you look after yourself. Ignore, what others think)
Let’s see what the first golden rule is. Some people live for others or forget to live without looking after their own interests. In a short time, they will resemble our sandals. Did you ever wonder where the sandals are located that protect us from stones, thorns, mud, and dirt? Their location will always be out. Or look at another example. When it rains, our umbrella protects us from getting wet. However, we do not like the wet umbrella after rain and try to avoid it. Those who live for others are almost in the same situation as this. What is the point of living for such people? Look after your own affairs and live for yourself from now on. Haven’t you heard? “self-help is the best help”. So, if we decide today to change ourselves in order to help ourselves, that would be a good idea. As someone said yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world and hardly worked towards it. Now that I am wiser, I have changed myself and I began to live for myself. The majority of people in this world think about changing the world, but no one thinks about changing themselves. Never forget that life does not come with a user manual, so we are bound to make mistakes. Anyone who does not do wrong does not do anything at all. Always remember that we cannot please everyone. Criticism shouldn’t bother us beyond a certain point. It should be viewed as guiding suggestions for further improvement. Don’t be afraid of mistakes or criticism. After all, no stones are thrown on a fruitless tree.
2 Do not grieve over the past
(There is a reason for every event)
The second golden rule is also important. Ignore the past and don’t grieve. When the time comes, things will go well. We have to take responsibility for our own serenity and happiness. Past is past. Leave it. Live in the now. Also if we look back we will realize that each loss in the past has been part of a process of growth. Nothing is a waste. An obstacle is also an opportunity for self-growth, so be grateful for it rather than unhappy. Can we prevent bad things from happening to us by just worrying about them? All of us have ever-increasing anxiety. whenever we feel that we are surrounded by obstacles and negative circumstances, we must find a silver lining, as one always exists. When God closes a door, He opens a window. When He sends a crisis He also gives us the strength to overcome it. Look for silver linings in problems. Live in the now. What we think, we become. Accept reality as it is and work out solutions calmly. Take time to respond. Worrying more or less is part of human nature. The life of a human being is on earth is comparatively a very short one. Therefore, it is not something that has to be wasted in thinking about the past. Don’t you hear the proverb “life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think”? Believe every cloud in the past has a silver lining. Every painful and sorrowful incident will have something positive behind it. The life of a person is not going to be a continuous chain of suffering. Time will heal everything. Wait, time will show its magic. Haven’t you heard that each has its own time? Time has a unique power to dilute every loss. Losing a loved one is always painful, but for most people time eventually heals the wounds.
3 Control your anger
(Anger has no benefits, but it has many disadvantages)
Compared to volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, or fire, anger is far more destructive. Some glands in our bodies are activated when we become angry. As a result, stress hormones such as adrenaline are released with obvious physical consequences. Here are some changes in our bodies that occur when we get angry. Blood pressure rises, face reddens, the voice becomes high, and breathing becomes shallow, the heart beats faster, while muscles in arms and legs shrink, and our bodies become tense. As a whole, anger increases the risk of coronary and other life-threatening diseases, such as strokes, ulcers, and high blood pressure. Some believe that expressing anger brings relief since we have voiced our opinions. In reality, this relief only lasts for a short period of time. Eventually, anger becomes a habit and we become slaves to it. We are under the power of anger here, and remember that anger is a terrible master. Suppression is another method of managing anger, but it is unwise because it drives anger into the subconscious where it continues to wreak havoc. If neither of the first two methods works, try the third method, which is forgiveness. When forgiveness and patience are combined, they produce better results. Get rid of your anger by forgiving. Burn anger before you are burned by anger. The third golden rule is so difficult, isn’t it?
4 Do not be jealous
(Overcome the habit of jealousy)
Whether there are human beings who don’t feel envy for others is questionable. This fourth golden rule is to be careful as well. Some people feel envy toward other people at some point in their lives. Jealousy is a feeling of unhappiness caused by the desire to have what someone else has. The function of the mind is to think. So much depends on our thinking pattern. In our daily lives, we think either negatively or positively. A negative emotion, jealousy is created by the human mind. The human mind experiences this emotion as one of the most complicated and unsettling ones. When you have negative thoughts running through your mind, it is as if you are carrying a big stone. Our minds are often filled with negativity. Most of us usually think negatively. Most of the problems we face are caused by seeing only the negative and not the positive. Being positive requires conscious effort on the part of thoughts and attitudes. In order to avoid negative thinking, address inadequacies (such as ignorance, inferiority, independence, and incoherence). The disease, jealousy, can damage your vital organs and rot your bones. Avoid jealousy for it destroys good deeds as fire reduces wood to ash. If a person wants something and sees that it is being possessed by another person, he/she becomes jealous of that person. It is clear that comparison is the root cause of jealousy. Negative thoughts that stem from jealousy reduce life expectancy. Focus on yourself. Do not compare yourself with the lives of others.
5 Help Others
(Help others as much as you can but do not expect anything in return)
It takes a little humanity to make the fifth golden rule work. To help others, we must have a light and loving heart. How conscious are you when you help someone? Do you have high expectations when it comes to helping someone? It hurts when we help someone and do not get the response we want. It is simply the result of our ego that causes us to feel hurt and disappointed. It is important that every act of kindness and compassion be done without expecting anything in return. Seeing the relief on the face of the other person gives us instant satisfaction and fulfillment. Don’t even expect a verbal thank you. Take advantage of the chance to help instead of expecting anything in return. Every opportunity is a way for us to connect with our core. According to the Gita, do good for fellow beings without worrying about the fruits. Do not carry forward any expectations. There is tremendous potential in each of us. Tap it. All of us are here to accomplish a goal. Let us never tire of doing good for others and helping others. People must be zealous about helping each other. Any type of help is welcome, be it money, time, ideas, efforts, or imparting of knowledge. We are both happier and healthier when we help others, as it is both good for them and good for us. Additionally, helping others makes us feel more connected to others, builds stronger communities, and promotes a happier society.
6 Always be happy
(Your happiness is under your control. You are the one who is responsible for your happiness.)
We need to stay and revel in each second because it comes. No one is born happy, but anyone is born with the capacity to create happiness. So we need to make ourselves and everyone glad via flashing our sweetest smiles. In fact, there is no road to happiness. Our happiness is our road, so we should enjoy every moment. Even though a butterfly has only 14 days to live, it still flies and captures many hearts. The pursuit of happiness for ourselves will not bring us happiness. When we give it to others, it returns to us in a positive way. Having regret for yesterday and fear for tomorrow are the two thieves who steal our happiness today. Living for today is the key to a happy life. Like ice cream, life is sweet. It must be enjoyed before it melts. A positive outlook on life and a positive attitude will help us to enjoy every moment of our lives. A happy mind or a happy life comes from dealing with conflicts, not from the absence of them. With this ability, we can learn to be happy at any time and anywhere. Positive energy is generated by being happy. Our minds and bodies are filled with positive energy when we are happy. Being happy makes us optimistic and hopeful. We are more creative and productive when we are happy. Many studies indicate that people who are happy are also the most productive and successful in their fields of endeavor. Productivity makes us more successful and helps us live a more fulfilling life because we accomplish our goals in life faster and better. Isn’t the sixth golden rule great?
(Not all the problems in the world are in your head)
Elders say that laughter is the best medicine. There is a lot of truth in that. This statement has much truth to it. People who laugh and laugh last longer. The seventh golden rule may seem simple, but it is not. Someone who is happy and laughing is likely to live a long time. It is useless to worry about anything and everything. Whole-body relaxation is achieved through laughter. Good, hearty laughter reduces physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes afterward. By lowering stress hormones and increasing immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, laughter increases resistance to disease. When the body laughs, endorphins are released, which trigger feelings of well-being. Laughter increases blood flow and blood vessel function, which helps protect us from heart attacks. Anger is lightened by laughter. There’s nothing more powerful than a shared laugh to diffuse anger and conflict. When we were kids, we laughed a lot. Our childhood was filled with laughter. Just look at the babies. Have you seen babies bursting out of their mothers? But as we age, our ability to laugh fades. Laughing at comedy shows makes us forget about everything around us.