Rules for Being Human

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or dislike it, but it will be yours for the entire duration of 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 be presented with opportunities to learn lessons. You may choose to like the lessons or think them irrelevant or stupid. 3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is process of experimentation, of trial and errors. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately "works." 4. Each lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson is presented to you in a variety of forms, and as often as needed until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you then 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. You are exactly where you need to be. A wished for "there" is no better than where you are now. When your imagined "there" becomes a "here," you simply imagine another "there" that will again look better than "here" does now. 7. Others are only 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 a matter of your own choosing. 9. The answer to life's questions lie inside you waiting to be discovered. All you need to do is listen, hear, and trust. 10. From time to time you will tend to forget these rules.