Three Simple Rules for Life

Be kind. Do the best you can. Allow others the same privilege.

The Yogis encourage us to follow just these three simple rules that will make our lives more peaceful, better, happier, and more joyful.

Be kind. Do the best you can. Allow others the same privilege.

These three things are what's at the core of the yogi philosophy. If you were to remember only one thing about this philosophy, it is these three simple rules for life. Embracing these three virtues leads one to living the perfect life.

Be kind to everyone, regardless of their appearance, opinions, or beliefs. It doesn't matter if it's a loved one, a family member, or someone who has treated you poorly in the past or currently. It doesn't matter if it's a stranger—anyone deserves kindness.

When was the last time you felt good after being unkind to someone? When you are kind, you naturally feel good afterward. It is the simplest of the virtues, and it will make your life much happier.

Do the best you can in anything that you're doing. Even if you are doing something you don't like, it happens to all of us. You're not going to always do things that you love doing. You're going to have to learn skills and be forced into situations and circumstances where you may have no choice but to do something that generates good income and at least pays the bills, but you don't really love doing. But that doesn't mean that you're not going to do your best. Always do the best you can.

Because, number one, you will feel good about yourself, more confident, and empowered. You will learn more and see what you're really capable of. And you'll develop a disciplined and hardworking mindset. Number two, you're going to open doors and opportunities for yourself because people will see that you're doing the best you can and that you're always striving to learn and be better than yesterday. Doing the best you can will also allow you to create great things that will be valuable to others.

Allow everyone the same privilege. Allow everyone to be kind, allow everyone to do their best, and allow everyone to allow others to do their thing. Don't try to force people to do something. When you do certain things, that doesn't mean that other people will like the same things or believe in the things that you believe in. Don't try to force people to think like you, believe what you believe, or do what you do. Allow them to follow their path. And if you can provide guidance, if it's a person close to you, or if you have a community that follows you, guide them or let them guide you. Whatever the case, everyone must learn by taking advice and through their own experience.

The world is a melting pot of different ideas, races, languages, and inclinations. Everyone is their own center of thought and consciousness. What makes them happy is totally different from what makes you happy. Allow everyone to do their best, make mistakes, keep growing, keep stumbling, keep discovering, and follow their path.

If you follow these three simple rules, you will be able to have a peaceful life that will make you more confident. You will be able to savor the joyful moments and appreciate the difficult times. You'll be able to be truly present and make connections with people. You will be happy and satisfied at the end of each day because you know that you did your best, you were kind to other people, and you allowed everyone the same privilege. And that's all you need.

These are the three core principles of the yogi philosophy. Embrace them.


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