Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I often find wonderful info as I'm subscribed to many things and this one I felt was worth sharing... by Kim Wolinski: The original author for the following rules is unknown. I have adapted them from a version by Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
The Rules for Being Human
When you were born, you didn't come with an owner's manual; you have had to learn the rules the hard way. The following rules are intended to help you lighten up and make your life easier.
1.You will receive a body. Your body is your Earth suit. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around. You have chose its shape on a deeper level; leave it be or change it. Either way, love it.
2.You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life On Planet Earth. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You make like the lessons, hate them or think them irrelevant. You may learn them at your own pace, but you can only be expelled or leave once.
3.There is no failure and no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation--trial and error. The so-called failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately "works." Learn from everything and everyone.
4.You will have classmates, teachers and students. You will have a choice of who is in your life and why. All people are your teachers. Some will be your students and still others will be enjoyable classmates for play and fun. Make clear choices about how and when others are in your life. Most people spend far too many years in drama class. Others are merely mirrors of and for you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate in yourself; that you are running away from or striving for; fear or desire.
5.A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you've learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson. If you don't learn easy lessons, they become harder. You will know you've learned a lesson when your mindset and actions change.
6.Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. Every person, every incident is the universal teacher. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
7."There" is no better than "here." Nothing leads to happiness. When you're "there" has become a "here," you will simply obtain another "there" that again looks better than "here."
8.What you learn in Life on Planet Earth--what you create of your life--is up to you. There are three kinds of people:
**those who make things happen,
**those who watch what happens,
**those who wonder what happened.
Life is like a movie; you may feel like a bit player, but you have the power to become screen writer, casting director, choreographer, producer and director. It's your movie. You have all the tools and resources you need; what you do with them is up to you. Notice that you do have the courage to take the necessary risks and that fear is normal; take charge of your life. If you don't someone else will.
9.Your answers live inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust. Then you'll realize that you are the spiritual being you've been seeking.
10.You will tend to forget all this.
If you would like to see more of the Top 10 tid-bits see Meggin's PhD of Productivity info at www.meggin.com
I don't know about you but WOW this really hit home for me on all levels - especially the part about lessons.
I've been busy and certainly not waiting to see what happens in my life but making things happen ... I'm going to coast through this week and adjust things as necessary as I adapt to the new routine of adding a 2nd job to my already busy life. I am looking at it as a learning experience - and BOY is there lots to learn. My first 3 hour shift was to overview everything about the store and some basics of my duties/responsibilities. I will be working again Thu-Friday 5 to 8 and will begin practicing on cash and work 10 to 5 on Saturday which will end my training week. I am a bit nervous as I know I won't have all the answers right away but also excited about the opportunity to learn as I help people find what they need. The pay is slightly more than I figured ($1 more than our minimum wage) and I get 25% off any purchases as an employee.
My regular job is also quite busy as Fall means the new influx of students joining our team and the HR related paperwork... but I'm still LOVING IT!!
I didn't have time to do my workout this morning so will enjoy my lunch time walk and planning for a workout this evening too. Time is precious and I am now going to be ensuring I maximize every minute of my day with positive and healthy action!
I'm going to make my life an exciting and adventure filled Movie! What will you do with yours?! The choice is always OURS to make. Make the most of it my SP Friends!!