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Loving Your Neighbor with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on May 24, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Loving Your Neighbor with the Teachable Spirit

We have all grown up with the Golden Rule, which is based on the following scripture: And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Yeshua (Jesus) answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” –Mark 12:28-31 Loving your neighbor as yourself, as the teachable spirit knows, requires that you love yourself first. At first glance, this...

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The Teachable Spirit Golden Rule

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

The Teachable Spirit Golden Rule

The teachable spirit understands that loving your neighbor as yourself is touted as the golden rule. What does loving your neighbor look like? How do you love your neighbor if you do not love yourself? What does it mean to love yourself? LOVE IS ENERGY Loving our neighbor can only happen with our current energy. It can be very difficult to love another human being when we are depleted and tired. When our energy is restored, we have the resources to be generous towards others and allow for inconsistencies or inadequacies. Additionally, how we love ourselves is reflected in how we love others. Selflessly giving all of our energy to assist others without ever restoring our own is not truly loving ourselves. Over time, our energy source will wear out and we will not...

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