Rules for Being Human

 

 

 

I don’t often love a list. I’m the original exception that proves the rule. I think this one is good enough. It’s purported to be handed down from Sanskrit, but who wrote it in Sanskrit isn’t known to me. Let me know what you think.

 

 

THE RULES FOR BEING HUMAN

1. YOU WILL RECEIVE A BODY
You may like it or not, but it will be yours for the entire duration.
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 trail 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 presented to you in various forms until you have learned it, then 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 ‘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. THE ANSWERS LIE INSIDE YOU
The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

Life is a school, where you learn how to remember what your soul already knows.