I recently came across 'The Ten Rules For Being Human' from Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott’s 'Rules of Life' at a yoga workshop. They really resonated with me, so much so that I have a copy posted on the wall above my desk.
I wanted to share them in the hope that they will speak to you too.
Rule One – You will receive a body.
You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration of your life on Earth.
Rule Two – You will be presented with 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 hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum.
Rule Three – There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is a process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors and occasional victories. The failed experiments are as much as a part of the process as the experiments that work.
Rule Four – The lesson is repeated until learned.
Lessons will be repeated to you in various forms until you have learned them. When you have learned them, you can go on to the next lesson.
Rule Five – Learning does not end.
There is no part of life that does not contain lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
Rule Six – “There” is no better than “here”.
When your “there” has become “here” you will simply obtain another “there” that will look better to you than your present “here”.
Rule Seven – Others are only mirrors of you.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.
Rule Eight – 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.
Rule Nine – Your answers lie inside of you.
All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
Rule Ten – You will forget all this at birth.
You can remember it if you want by unraveling the double helix of inner-knowing.
You can find out more about Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott at her website and more about 'The Ten Rules For Being Human' from her book, ‘If Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules’ - this international best-seller is often described as essential reading if you are interested in behaviour, relationships, communications, and human personality.