The Top Line – A Universal Guide For Good Living
In a world of various cultures, religions, beliefs, spiritualities, systems, and codes of conduct, there has been vast confusion and conflict among our differences in humanity.
Through my observation, I have found great similarities in all of these differences yet have come to realize that the greatest thing that conflicts us within our own species is the fact that we do not all necessarily speak the same language- and when I say, “speak the same language” I do not mean that in a literal sense. What I mean is that we all have very different ways of communicating. Whether is be an actual variation of language, or slang, or self-expression, or moral understanding for and of ourselves and each other, there is a major lack of mental cognisance that connects our universal language to truly comprehend and abide by the codes of conduct that should not be crossed or betrayed. I find that so very often, our hearts and our boundaries and limits are betrayed by the laziness and careless unawareness of our actions and words and because of such behavior, conflict and separation is created. When a large separation such as this occurs it creates an unspoken yet very real epidemic of weakness. We are stronger together than we are apart.
So how can this be resolved? Well, this is the beginning of our resolution. No matter who you are or where you’re from or what you did, we ALL have the power and capability to reconnect and become strong again.
The following is a list of universal scenarios and ethics comprised from universal root sources that will benefit any and all living humans without conflict but furthermore for the better construction and reconstruction of our human bond and community strength around the world. The following list is a globalized code that, if and when it is followed, will strengthen the core, structure, foundation, production, and reproduction of humanity as a whole. Study and practice the list as follows while keeping in mind that this is not outlines by order of importance, as all codes are created equal since they are universal.
- Do not lie. Whether your intention may be good or bad or anywhere in between, a lie is false and therefore creates an illusion. Illusion will never create anything real. Illusion will break hearts, destroy lives, and lead to false hope. Honesty is the only REAL answer. The “white lie” theory is ineffective and should not be utilized in any situation. For instance- if someone asks your opinion you should provide an honest answer BUT you can still do so in a way that is not harsh. Learn to use your words in an honest but friendly way. After all- we are all entitled to have and express our REAL opinions and we can do it in a way that is not only genuine but also gentle. With this code also comes the sub-stipulation that even though we should not ever lie, we should also know when to not speak. Just because you have an opinion or something to say doesn’t mean that you should ALWAYS say it. If it is destructive, hurtful, rude, egotistical / ego-driven, harmful, or degrading, you should most certainly contain that information since it is completely unnecessary. Refocus on building and sharing positive truth to share with yourself and others and it will come back to you. You have the power to share the honesty of good truth.
- Do Not Steal. If you need or want something that is not yours or that doesn’t belong to you, don’t take it. If you earn it, keep it. If you pay for it, it’s yours. If you provide fair trade and have made a deal, then so be it. But to steal means that you are taking something from someone else that does not belong to you. Yes, you may be struggling and feel that you need or deserve this object more than the person or people that own it. But this is completely false! You do not know what this person or group of people had to do to earn what they possess. Everybody has a story of how they earned what they have and how they got to where they are and how they became who they are. So for you or anyone to take something that doesn’t belong to you from another source is completely wrong, damaging, and quite sadly self-entitled and ignorant. You are better off asking for help. You may find yourself surprised by how many people would be willing to help you succeed if you are truly struggling. But remember- not everyone is going to say “yes”. But just because some will not be willing to help doesnt mean that others will not. Keep trying but also remember that EVERYTHING has a price and nothing in this life was meant to naturally come easily. If you want something you must earn it. There are plenty of non-conventional ways to trade and earn things among our species. But we must do so with honesty, integrity, and communication. We must be humble enough to ask for help and sometimes even explain our situation to help others understand why we need help. And we will find that there are many out there who will have the compassion to make the time to work out a situation that will benefit BOTH of you! Be fair and do NOT ever steal!
- Do not cheat. Cheating is quite simply another form of a lie. If you bind yourself to an agreement with another, do not break that agreement. Do not go against what you have agreed to do with the other person or group of people. In the event you would like to opt out of whatever agreement or binding that you have created, you must FIRST communicate that to the person or people with whom you have established such agreements. After you have clearly, openly, and honestly made sure that the other person or people know that you have decided that you no longer want to uphold your agreements, then you are free to do as you choose because you no longer have any agreement to abide by. But if you choose to break an agreement without closing the deal, then you are a cheater. Cheating is betrayal and it will come back to haunt you. Do not EVER cheat!
- Accentuate the positive. When it comes to your own self and others, you should always strive to recognize and express the good qualities. Say and do things that are nice and uplifting to yourself and to others. Why be rude, sarcastic, degrading, and destructive when you can actually contribute to spiritual growth? Why damage someone’s heart or hurt their feelings when you have the power to make them feel better? It is your right and duty to spread happiness rather than greif. And if you have a difficult time being nice to yourself and others then perhaps you really need to reevaluate your integrity and ask yourself why you are in so much pain. Then once your realize why you are hurting you can find creative ways to fix your problems or accept what you cannot control and focus on the good things that you actually DO have. Everyone is going to have struggles and things that are imperfect. There is no absolute perfect but we all have the power to make life a better existence when we notice and appreciate the good things and as a result of that we will be appreciated and noticed for being good to ourselves and the world around us.
Goal: Practice these codes and notice how much your life changes for the better over time. You deserve it. You are worth it. So do yourself and the world around you a favor and live in harmony with happiness and life-changing ethics on your side and reap the rewards. You will be so very glad that you did. And if you already are practicing these codes, I want to sincerely thank you for everything that you contribute to this world. You are truly amazing! ❤