Thursday, July 30, 2009

The School of Life



RULES FOR BEING HUMAN

1. YOU WILL RECEIVE A BODY.
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for a lifetime.

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 lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid. But, you will have the opportunity.

3. THERE ARE NO MISTAKES ONLY LESSONS.
Growth 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 LEARNED.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go 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 only search for 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 some thing 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.

9. YOUR ANSWERS LIE INSIDE OF YOU.
The answers to LIFE's question lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. YOU WILL FORGET ALL OF THIS.
You can remember any time you want.


From "Rules for Being Human" by Cherie Carter Scott








For me, 6 through 9 are the lessons that have/are taking the longest to learn.

2 comments:

Love, Evolution, and Resilience said...

OH wow, copied and printed. Need to cary this with me for a while.
Love you.

plan0 said...

I seem to be stuck at #6 right now, THERE does look better than HERE.