“Love one another” is a concept that has been around since Confucian times (551–479 BC) or earlier. It’s been stated and restated.
Call it a Golden Rule
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your kinsfolk. Love your neighbor as yourself— Leviticus 19:18
The concept appears in nearly every religion.
What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow: this is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.— Shabbath folio:31a, Babylonian Talmud
Call it Karma
Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.–Chinese Proverb
You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.–Wayne Dyer
Call it ethics
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. A repercussion.– Brownell Landrum Author
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.–Joseph Joubert Writer
Whatever you call it…
A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships.—Delilah
The fact is, society is made more hospitable by every individual who acts as if ‘do unto others’ really was a rule.–Gary Hamel
When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.– Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati Teacher
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.–George Eliot
My philosophy is to do the best you can for somebody. Help. It’s not just what do you for yourself. It’s how you treat people decently. The golden rule. There isn’t big anything better than the golden rule. It’s in every major religion in one language or another.–Art Linkletter
There is no limit to the power of loving.— John Morton
Fight the Hate
Our world has more than enough hate right now.
Not with name calling or shaming or even by sharing the by expressing our outrage at heinous acts of hate.
How? We model kindness and love and generosity. We actively show that we love one another. How? Any way you can. Make new friends. Reach out to someone in need. Volunteer. Shake a hand. Compliment someone. Help someone who needs it.
Remember, there is no limit to the power of loving. It’s in every language, every skin color, every ethnicity, every religion. So in this month of love and in the years ahead—love one another. If more of us did, what a wonderful world this would be. What are ways you model loving your neighbor?