Friday, December 03, 2004

THE RULES FOR BEING HUMAN

This is from my Bag of Tricks. I have no idea where it came from or who wrote it. Maybe The Goddess of all Goddesses wrote it. Hell, maybe I wrote it when I was really fucked up. What I do know for sure is that I think about it when I find myself at a crossroads, or when I've done something I feel badly about. I've also used it a lot as a therapy tool (which is how it ended up in my Bag of Tricks)

  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 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 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. THE 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 THIS.

2 Comments:

At 9:14 AM, Blogger Lu said...

I recently came across a cool quote which I think supports your cool list: "At the moment of commitment, the Universe conspires to help you."

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger Goldfish Shoals said...

I love forgetting things!

 

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