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Your Personal Bill Of Rights

For Americans the United States Bill of Rights is an important document that enables more personal freedom and power for it's citizens. It is a collection of ten amendments to our Constitution and brings into better focus specific details of the role of government in people's lives.

Just as our forefathers dictated the way in which citizens would be treated by their government, it is important for each of us to let the world know how we are to be treated. You have the ability to teach those who you come into contact with how you are to be treated.

This is very much an extension of your own self image. Whether consciously or not, you tell people how to treat you based on how you feel about yourself. If you have a poor self image than you give others the right to abuse you, if you hold yourself in high esteem, it will be obvious and others will act accordingly.

For me personally, I did not become aware of this until recently. As all of us are, I am a person of great importance, who is loved by God, and has been placed here for a great purpose. I have begun to construct my own personal Bill of Rights so that I make sure that I am treated as I intend to be. I would like to see everyone reading construct your own list based upon what is important to you.

Everyone is worth being treated how they want to be. One of the best ways to deflect any attention that is not to your liking is to simply ignore it. Sometimes this can be hard to do, but keep in mind one of the most valuable commodities in our world is your attention. Billions are spent on advertising agencies to be able to get your attention.

If you don't like something you see, turn away from it and you will be surprised how the situation will change when you no longer feed the circumstance with your attention. Focus on what brings you joy and more joy will come into your life. Ignore what you don't want in your life and it will resolve itself naturally.

So please have a look at my personal Bill of Rights. This is a fluid list subject to change as all of ours should be as we get a better understanding of ourselves and the world we want to live in. I hope you will adopt any that resonate with you and please add any you would like in the comment section below.

  • I believe that I have the right to be happy in all things at all times. Happiness is a choice, since all things work for our good, no matter what label we put on the situation, I should be happy.

  • I believe that I have the right for everyone to treat me in a nice, kind, friendly manner with respect. All of us deserve to be treated as valuable human beings. If someone doesn't treat you that way, let them know you will not tolerate it.

  • I believe that I have the right to a purposeful career that pays me a living wage. There are so many out there who after working a full week, still qualify for government assistance because their pay is so low. In the richest country this Earth has ever witnessed, with technology that was not conceivable 100 years ago, we all have the right to have a share in the abundance of life.

  • I believe that I have the right to be who I am without regard for what others want me to be. We are all individuals. Each of us were born with characteristics, talents, and proclivities that are unique to us. We all have the right be ourselves in an honest, self-honoring fashion.

I am sure that there are many things that I am missing and I made the list short because I want to see some of your ideas below. One thing about standing up for your rights is to remember the rights of others. You truly want to treat others as you yourself want to be treated. So if you demand that the world treats you in a certain way, make sure you treat the world in kind. Every action gets an equal reaction, so what you put out there will come back to you. Be kind to yourself and others and make respect and the rights of yourself and others paramount.

With peace, love, joy, abundance, and gratitude

Pete


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