Monday, October 13, 2008

Rules for Being Human

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, error, and 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 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 to you
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 answers to life's questions lie inside you.
all you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. you will forget all of this..