“The Rules.” A mythical book of rules for women and dating. Where just getting to talk in the hallway to a man can feel like a weekly competition?
According to legend, if you follow their thirty rules for courtship and dating, the man you have always dreamed of will ask you out, woo you, treat you like the queen you are, and eventually propose. And Sunday dinners and taking a plate of brownies over to a guy you like is an expected commonplace occurrence?
You will naturally want to share that joy with those around you (see 1 Nephi ; Enos 1:9).
And then there are the Southern women who just call it common sense. In my mid-singles ward there is a consistent 3:1 ratio. Three beautiful and talented women for every single man. Plain and simple, it can feel like a competition to get the attention of the good guys and get a date.
In my current ward we have about 400 people attending on an average Sunday.
After five years of personal development I can confidently say that mindfulness is perhaps the most important skill I have learned in regards to self-mastery.
Not just sitting meditation but a practical everyday kind of mindfulness.