THE RULES FOR BEING HUMAN

 

"When you were born, you didn't come with an owner's manual.

These guidelines help make life work better."

 

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 or 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 then go to the next lesson. If you don't learn lessons, they get harder. External problems are a precise reflection of your internal state. When you clear inner obstructions, your outside world changes. Pain is how the Universe gets your attention.

 

5. LEARNING LESSONS DOES NOT END

There is no part of life that does not contain its lesson. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned. You will know you've learned a lesson when your actions change. Wisdom is practice. A little of something is better than a lot of nothing.

 

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 in yourself. Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another unless it reflects something you love or hate in 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. Your life is up to you. Life provides the canvas&endash;you do the painting. Take charge of your life or someone else will.

 

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. You always get what you want. Your subconscious rightfully determines your energies, experiences, and the people you attract. Therefore, the only foolproof way to know what you want is to see what you have. There are no victims, only students. There is no right or wrong, but there are consequences. Moralizing doesn't help. Judgements only hold patterns in place. Just do your best. Children need guidance from others. As we mature, we trust our hearts where the Laws of the Spirit are written. You know more than you have heard, or read or have been told. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

 

You will forget all of this.

You can remember at any time you wish.

Anonymous

Modified by Dr. Brian K. Bailey author of Secrets to Happiness, Inner Peace and Health

 

His latest book is the SECRETS TO HAPPINESS, INNER PEACE AND HEALTH: COMPLETE GUIDE TO OPTIMAL WELLNESS OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT); his 2006 corporate lecture series is TWELVE ESSENTIAL KEYS TO SUCCESS.

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5/22/06