Like most people, I grew up hearing the expression “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
I’ve thought that a nifty and helpful way to get along with people. I wouldn’t want someone to do such-and-such to me, so I will not do such-and-such to them. Or, wasn’t that a nice gesture so-and-so made to me – it’d be nice to do something similar for someone else.
The trouble with the aforementioned expression is that it keeps acts on an equal level; it doesn’t invite one to go to higher ground. But as a spiritual being I am called to give and open my heart in ever expanding ways and numbers. I think the following quote has it right:
“Do unto others with a larger heart.” – Daily Guideposts, 10.28.09