7th Tenet of The Shin Dao Philosophy

Have you ever heard of the saying, “Good vibrations” or heard someone say, “I picked up a good vibe from him/her”? Well, here it is. Happiness is created by good vibrations or rather “high” vibrations. Happy people vibrate in a high frequency within themselves. Some people may be known to be “naturally high” or “always happy” because they naturally vibrate at a high level. Our bodies are moved and operated by an energy that flows through us. Energy comes in the form of vibrations or frequencies. When we vibrate “high” we feel happiness. And when we feel someone else’s high vibration, we feel their happiness too. The energy from them is transferred to you and you take on their happiness too. Love, passion, excitement, enthusiasm, and gratitude – these are all high energy, high vibration states of mind and states of the heart. When we feel the love from someone or love to do something it makes us happy and we vibrate high when we are receiving love or doing what we love. When we are passionate about something, the same effect takes place.

The same happens when we are excited and enthusiastic. We’ve all been to pep rallies or seminars where everyone in the room is excited and enthusiastic about something, right? Isn’t the energy high in these situations? Sometimes it’s so high that we can’t stand it. And when we have genuine gratitude for the good things in our lives, we vibrate high as well. The happiness is generated by the frequency that we are vibrating at. So, do the things that you love, that you’re passionate about, that excite you, that you have enthusiasm for and be thankful for those things. These are the things that will make you happy and affect the people around you as well in a positive way.

Throughout our lives we are challenged by various circumstances and we are often faced with having to make decisions to get us through the tough times or dilemmas. We are often challenged to “do the right thing”. Well, the “right” thing is the one that will vibrate higher than the others. If we choose the options that vibrate highest, then that will ultimately bring us more happiness then the options that vibrate lower. Good decisions, the ones that serve you and others in a positive way naturally vibrate higher and poor decisions; the ones that serve in a less positive way naturally vibrate lower. The more we choose the high vibration options, the happier we will be in the long run. And the more we do this and are consistent with these high vibration choices, the happier we will become. So bring on those good vibrations and share them with others. Life is too short. Be happy!


I used to know a man who would explode every time he didn’t get what he wanted from others, like in a store or a restaurant or wherever he was. He constantly destroyed relationships wherever he went, instead of thinking of different ways to approach each situation.

I also knew a master salesman who taught me that when people are in a bad mood or mean in a circumstance, it is their problem until you react in the wrong way and make it your problem. Then you both have a problem. I once read a book by a great salesman who was taking a train ride to his next appointment. But somehow he didn’t get anywhere to sleep that night on the train. But, instead of getting mad and giving the person in charge of that a hard time, he talked to the man and asked him how such a mistake could happen? As a result of this toned-down approach, the man gave the salesman an extra nice place to stay that night. However, if the salesman had done the normal thing and blown up about the situation, he probably would have had nowhere to stay on that train.

My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status.

Katie Holmes

As you do your daily business on errands or whatever, you have a choice in each encounter to either react in a good or bad way when things don’t turn out the way you expected them to. You control how the rest of your day is going to go and maybe the day of the person you are talking to, just by the attitude you display.

What is causing you to react in the wrong way: stress, impatience, doesn’t like people, etc? This is a time to think about how you are going to be the rest of your life. If you keep being irritable and worse with everyone you meet when you don’t get your own way, then you will be destroying relationships you may need later on in life. You will end up a lonely person, but you probably won’t blame yourself, but rather someone else and you would be wrong.

However, if you think about the consequences of the words and actions you give out, and strive to be kind in these bad situations, you will be truly blessed not only in the present but in the future by the relationships you have cultivated all the years of your life. What a difference there is between the two choices.

So the results are in your hands and in your choices. You make your future for good or bad. Think back about how you have treated relatives, friends, and people at the stores and other places you frequent? You may not even know their names but you are affecting them one way or the other by how you respond to them. Have compassion and stop and think before you speak. They are people just like you are, worthy of being treated in a kindly manner, no matter what the circumstance. So, remember, each encounter will determine the relationships you have either nurtured or destroyed at the end of your life. Which one will you choose?

Now that you have read this article, what are you going to do about it? You may be the type of person who doesn’t care about how you react in any situation? Everyone makes mistakes in this area of relationships, but is there a pattern of abuse of others in your life? Introspection is called for here. You are responsible for what you say and do, so think about the subject and inspect your life for the answer. Again, it will depend on what you want, good or bad relationships at the end of your life? Or even a more negative thought, no relationships at all. The choice is yours.

My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status.

Tommy Hilfiger

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