The Rules of Life

I have this book called ‘The Joy of Words’ and while I may have read through it before, I somehow always find something new and thoughtful in it. I didn’t have a great day and I think in some ways, I sought solace in the words and found THE RULES OF LIFE by Confucius. I thought this would be something we could all take time to read, because it’s actually really meaningful. Regardless of where you are in your journey, these words should resonate with you.

The rule of life is to be found within yourself,

Ask yourself constantly, “What is the right thing to do?”

Beware of ever doing that which you are likely, sooner or later, to repent of having done.

It is better to live in peace than in bitterness and strife.

It is better to believe in your neighbours than to fear and distrust them.

The superior man does not wrangle. He is firm but not quarrelsome. He is sociable but not clannish.

The superior man sets a good example to his neighbours. He is considerate of their feelings and their property.

Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.

Feel kindly toward everyone. Be friendly and pleasant among yourselves. Be generous and fair.

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