Some version of the title of today's blog—known as The Great Commandment—appears in the Christian Bible nine times (my search was done on Bible Gateway using the Amplified Bible).
It appears twice in Leviticus and the Gospel of Matthew and once in the Gospels of Mark and Luke and in Romans, Galatians, and James. The second time it appears in Leviticus the love we should have refers to "the stranger who resides with you." This profound saying is familiar to Christians and non-Christians alike.
There are two sides to this profound idea. First, we are to love our neighbors and strangers. As a species, we are connected as neighbors and strangers like never before in recorded history. From the geopolitical to the boardroom, from the C-suite to the front-line, from statehouses to our federal government, and in our schools, churches, shops, and on and on—it seems we could live and work with a bit more love, compassion, understanding, basic respect, non-violence, and empathy, like never before.
It's the other side of this proverbial saying that has always been so powerful for me and it's the side that's easy to overlook or forget. If we are to love our neighbors unconditionally, generously, or compassionately, we will need to love ourselves that way too! This is especially important for leaders today if we are to lead effectively.
What rituals or practices do you engage in on a daily, weekly, or cyclical basis that promote self-care or self-love?
Some Ways to Promote Self-Care & Self-Love
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