Rules for Being Human

Ten Rules for Being Human
by Cherie Carter-Scott
1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period this time around.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called “life.”
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 experiments that ultimately “work.”
4. Lessons are repeated until they are 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’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”
7. Other people 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 within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10. You will forget all this.

And I would add #11….And you can remember this any time you’d like to…

So, what do you think?  What are your Rules for Being Human?  Do you follow them?  What inner rules are you following that no longer serve you, or your values, or the highest and best good?  Are they the rules you followed because your family, culture, religion or old stories said you should?

What are the rules you need to change in order to feel free to really live your life?


About Terri

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3 Responses to Rules for Being Human

  1. Becky says:

    Thanks, I needed that this weekend! Do you know how MUCH you are cut our for doing the work that you do? 🙂 Blessings to you.

  2. Love that! Thanks for posting 🙂

  3. Retna Riggio says:

    I found these rules on Facebook, by Mahatma Gandhi:

    1.Change yourself, You are in control.
    2. Forgive, let go.
    3. Without Action, you are not going anywhere.
    4. Take care of the moment.
    5. Everyone is human. Persist.
    6. See good in people, help them.
    7. Be congruent.
    8. Be authentic.
    9. Be your TRUE self.
    10. Continue to grow and evolve.

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