Live and Let Live: – A form of the Golden Rule

When we live and let live, we don’t need to criticize, judge, or condemn others. We have no need to control them or try and make them conform to our way of thinking. We let others live their own lives and we live ours. This simple slogan helps center us on our own recovery and on living our own life in the best way we know how.

Live and let live is one of the keys to peace in our lives. When we practice tolerance in our lives we are liberated to work on our own issues. When we use this slogan we end many of the conflicts in our lives and gain the ability to stop new ones before they build into big ones.

Live and let live brings good relations with others. 

In order to create good relationships…

  • with your mind, think about what you have to learn from others,

  • with your eyes, look into good qualities of others,

  • with your words, recognize, value and appreciate their accomplishments,

  • with your actions, cooperate and do something for others.