Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rules for Being Human

1. You will receive a Body. You may like it or you may hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2. You will learn Lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school, you will have the opportunity to learn Lessons - you may like the Lesson or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no Mistakes, only Lessons. There is a process of trial and error; experimentation. The 'failed' experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately 'works'.

4. A Lesson is repeated until it is Learned. A Lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.When you have learned it, you can go on to the next Lesson.

5. Learning Lessons does not end. There is no part of Life that does not contain its Lessons. If you are alive, there are Lessons to be learned.

6. 'There' is no better than 'Here'. When your 'There' has become a 'Here', you will simply obtain another 'There' that will again look better than 'Here'.

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your Life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. what you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your Answers lie inside you. The Answer's to Life's questions lie inside you. All you need do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

11.You can remember it whenever you want.

Author Unknown


Sus said...

I do love this.... a nice reminder.

Annette said...

Thank you for the reminder - I love it!

Misty Boston said...

bravo! :)

Robin Larkspur said...

This is an incredible set of truths. Wish the author wasn't anonymous. Thanks for sharing it!

Heathen said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with all of us!

Zan Asha said...

Hey! This seemed familiar to me somehow so I double checked--yep, it was in my Chicken Soup for the Soul, by Cherie Carter Scott. It's excellent stuffs :)

Jeanne said...

Thanx Zan for providing the Author's name! :0)

trickortreat said...

Lots of good lessons there. Thanks!

Gruvkitty said...

Good lesson reminders. thank you!