Many people are familiar with the 10 Commandments.

However, most Westerners are not familiar The Yamas and Niyamas, which are the Hindu guides o the ideal conduct.

Unlike the 10 Commandments, which are just a list of “ don’ts,” the Yamas and Niyamas are a list of both “dos” and “don’ts”.

Today, let’s begin with the first don’t – – AHIMSA.

AHIMSA Means, “Don’t injure.“

Don’t hurt anyone or anything.

Do not hurt people’s spirits with harsh words, do not hurt their bodies with unwanted or hurtful touch, do not hurt their minds with critical words .

In short, remember the words of the Hippocratic oath, “First, do no harm.“

How would your life change if everything you did was with the intention of causing no harm to anyone in anything?

Consider ways you could begin to bring your light in alignment with the concept of AHIMSA.