Wednesday, June 16, 2010
RULES FOR BEING HUMAN
You will receive a body
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.
You will learn lessons
You are enrolled in a full-time school called “life on planet earth”. Every person and incident is your teacher. Each day you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lesson, or think them irrelevant or stupid.
There are no mistakes-only lessons
Growth is a process of trial and error-in other words, a process of experimentation. The “failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works”. A lesson is repeated until learned.
“There” is better than “Here”
When your “there” has become a “here”, you’ll see another “there” that now looks better than “here”.
Your answers lie inside you. Living skillfully, gracefully, and with purpose, involves developing the ability to listen and trust.
You’ll tend to forget all this.
You can remember any time you wish!!
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