The Golden Rule can be found in every major religion and spiritual school of philosophy from Christianity to Buddhism. It is a universal truth that would bring peace and prosperity to humanity if we all put it into practice in our daily lives.
In the Bible, Jesus said, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself…” Matthew 22.39. The problem is that many of us don’t even love ourselves. This condition is usually rooted deep within painful events that happened to us during childhood, and often requires self-awareness, courage and deep introspection to uproot and neutralize.
The truth is that you are deserving of love, but you have to love yourself before you can love your neighbor. Life is short so do not delay your healing journey, for when you heal yourself you heal the world.
I photographed these people in Seattle, Washington. This homeless man was wrapping his bloody leg with a newspaper when a compassionate stranger stopped to see if she could help him.