The Rules for Being Human

The Rules for Being Human

By Denise

1) You will receive a body:

You may like it or 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 lessons, or think them irrelevant and stupid.

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 those experiments 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 may then 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 yet to be learned.

6) There is no better place 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 yourself:

You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something that 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 choices are yours.

9) Your answers lie inside yourself:

The answers to life's questions lie inside yourself. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10) You will forget all this.

Copyright 1998 by Denise

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