A Simple and Profound Rule to Live By
Sometimes we are pushed hither and thither by life, and need some direction admidst all the chaos and choices presented to us. I recently read a fascinating book by a Russian Psychiatrist. I wanted to share a quote from the book that I hope inspires you amidst this season of new life and high energy. This rule allows for a breadth and depth of action and possibilities while also keeping us on the ‘straight and narrow’.
“The First Rule is that every choice you make in your life, from the most important ones to the smallest everyday decisions, must be tested by conscious questioning. For each decision you face, you must ask yourself if the choice you make will satisfy five necessary attributes. If even one of them is absent, you must look for another direction. In this way, you will always find the right path. These five attributes are truth, beauty, health, happiness, and light. When you make a decision in this manner, you can always be certain it is the right one. You will be in touch with your genuine self, your Heart Self, and you will create for yourself an invincible power of will. Live by it, and very quickly your life will be changed.” ~ Olga Kharitidi “Entering the Circle”