Sunday, April 22, 2018

One Rule – Two Words

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Belief, Leadership, Spirituality, Values

I was reading the Toning the Om blog this morning.  Mary Anne posted a lovely piece about being kind and how this is the only rule a 3rd grade teacher uses in her classroom.  It is a rule that small children can remember, and one that adults should be able to remember, if only they choose to do so.

I was writing my morning pages this morning, and noticed how unhappy I felt.  As I continued to write, I discovered that while I distance myself from the pomposity of politicians and the fear-based media, it has once again slithered into my life and affected how I feel about the culture I live in.  It’s amazing to me how grown men and women who are supposed to be intelligent, thoughtful, conscious and intentional people can behave like small children, pushing and shoving and yelling their way through life without giving any thought to the affect it has on everyone, including the constituents they are supposed to be representing.  Be kind – words to live by.  When that happens, perhaps our elected officials can stop pouting and begin collaborating in order to make our world all it can be.    

Mary Anne’s blog, of course, is much kinder than mine.  She continues on to list two word sentences that describe who she wants to BE in her life.  Her blog has encouraged me to make my own list. 

  • Be Kind
  • Be Generous
  • Be Caring
  • Be Understanding
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Non-judgmental
  • Trust UniversalPower
  • Be Fearless
  • Be Truthful
  • Be Strong
  • Be Silly
  • Be Timeless
  • Be Inspirational
  • Be Conscious
  • Be Intentional
  • Show Gratitude
  • Show Authenticity
  • Love More
  • Laugh Often
  • Forgive Enemies

I have no doubt there is more to my list– we will talk more about it later.

I’d love to see your list – whether you agree with me or not!

Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions, located in Lincoln, NE, is a life transitions coach, writer, and workshop facilitator.  She specializes in career and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life.  Georgia is uniquely skilled in providing support and encouragement as her clients set intentional goals to attain their desires, holding open the space they need to stretch and grow. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life.    Her website is, where she blogs about business and career, and , where she and many other coaches blog about mind, body, spirit and emotion.  Georgia can be reached at (402) 484-8098.

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2 Responses to “One Rule – Two Words”
  1. Some days we can touch a few small people like ourselves. For those days, I think politicians may need to be left out of the equation so that we might touch a few extra small people.


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