Rule Number 6

Today I am sharing a story Wayne Dyer told in his book The Power of Intention. It was part of a post I already shared twice. The first time because of the way people are using social media for their self-exposure and two years ago because of the selfish behavior of some people during the pandemic. I think the message has been never more timely in the past three years than today. It is unbelievable what happens when the wrong person ignores that rule.

Two prime ministers are sitting in a room discussing affairs of state. Suddenly a man bursts in, apoplectic with fury, shouting and stamping and banging his fist on the desk. The resident prime minister admonishes him: “Peter,” he says, “kindly remember Rule Number 6”, whereupon Peter is instantly restored to complete calm, apologizes, and withdraws. The politicians return to their conversation, only to be interrupted yet again twenty minutes later by a hysterical woman gesticulating wildly, her hair flying. “mair, please remember Rule Number 6.” complete calm descends once more, and she too withdraws with a bow and an apology. When the scene is repeated for a third time, the visiting prime minister addresses his colleague: “My dear friend, I’ve seen many things in my life, but never anything as remarkable as this. Would you be willing to share with me the secret of Rule Number 6?” “Very simple,” reölies the resident prime minister. “Rule Number 6 is ‘Don’t take yourself so goddamn seriously.'” “Ah,” says his visitor, “that is a fine rule.” After a moment of pondering, he inquires, “And what, may I ask, are the other rules?” “There aren’t any.”

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One selfish ego-driven act can bring devastation to a life, a family, a region, and the whole world. But there will be no winner when the ego has the steering wheel in its hands. It destroys everything, and in the end, it destroys itself through its actions. We are only human, and most of us are far away from enlightenment. But the recent happenings made us realize the devastating power. We cannot force others to understand it when they are not willing to change their mindset. But as the major part of the world has been showing there is more love, more compassion, more sense for peace, humanity, and freedom in this world that gathers instantly and builds a big embrace around the areas and people in need. It makes me think that it needs such terrible acts to unite the world. But it proves that love has always been there and is the ruling power that cannot be silenced through any human-made weapons.

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Not taking yourself so seriously keeps you focusing on what really matters and keeps you from distraction. Also, it keeps you respectful and tolerant. But most of all, it prevents you from unnecessary stress. Homemade stress! Stress is a desire of the ego to be better, faster, smarter. It goes along with anxiety and pressure. What’s the use? It is the desire of the ego, not yours! Not taking yourself so seriously is the main ingredient for compassion. You can be compassionate even though you don’t agree with other people’s opinions or attitudes. Again, however others act, speak, treat me is their path but how I react is mine. My reaction is my responsibility. We all have the same right to live the way we want to live. So, don’t fulfill the ego’s desire and enjoy the peace within you by following Rule #6.

Let’s recall rule #6 and make it part of our daily lives
so that we remove the fundamentals of life
from hatred, greed, hunger for power, and destruction.
For humanity
For one world
For love
For life

In Love and Light

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The purpose of my blog is to inspire and shine a light on the beauty and power of the wonderful being inside your body. You came into this world to share what only you can give. Remember who you really are, conquer the world the way you always wanted to, and become the blessing to us all that you were meant to be.

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I always say, everything begins with the man in the mirror. And also, no one needs to change the world. If only everyone took care for their own little world, the big world would change for the better instantly. So, let’s simply be the best version of ourselves in each moment. Thank you for your inspiring comments, Shiva!

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So when anyone is taking himself seriously is satisfying his ego. That is a wonderful connection and that is so popular, it is the order of the day.
Where all ego does not play, if asked they will revert back, what’s your problem. It is rather a difficult task to eradicate. I only feel spirituality is the only key to this, more than centuries back today and everyday it is must. Them the World shall bea Peaceful place to live in.

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The ego characteristic of seeing oneself in the center of all interests is definitely one of the main problems. Just recently I said to my husband, when will humanity finally learn that we can only make it together. Each individual needs to live its potential but in a collective connection where there is respect and appreciation for the one next to them.

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