Tuesday, March 13, 2007

If Life is a Game

If Life is a Game, These are the Rules
Ten Rules for Being Human

1. 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. [Acceptance, Self-Esteem, Respect, Pleasure]

2. You Will be Presented with Lessons - You are enrolled in a full-time 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. [Openness, Choice, Fairness, Grace]

3. There Are No Mistakes, Only Lessons - Growth is the process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors, and occasional victories. The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that work. [Compassion, Forgiveness, Ethics, Humor]

4. A 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. [Awareness, Willingness, Causality, Patience]

5. 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. [Surrender, Commitment, Humility, Flexibility]

6. "There" is No Better Than "Here" - When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain a "there" that will look better to you than your present "here". [Gratitude, Unattachment, Abundance, Peace]

7. 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. [Tolerance, Clarity, Healing, Support]

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. [Responsibility, Release, Courage, Power, Adventure]

9. All Your Answers Lie Inside You - All you need to do is look, listen, and trust. [Listening, Trust, Inspiration]

10. You Will Forget All of this at Birth - You can remember it if you want to, by unraveling the double helix of inner knowing. [Faith, Wisdom, Limitlessness]

Author: "If Life is a Game, These are the Rules" by Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D - If life is a game, what are the rules? We all know the feeling: In the game of life, why am I the only one who doesn't know how to play? But now, help is at hand, because this wonderful little book will teach you the rules so that you can conquer life's challenges and manage its unpredictable ups ands downs.
Image: "Aqueous Atlantis" by Andrew Annenberg - Aqueous Atlantis unravels the radiant depths of a lost continent, of the ancient civilization of Atlantis, whose ancestry can only be intuitively implied. The aqueous ruins are now a gathering place for the dolphins. They circle images of themselves portrayed lovingly by the Atlanteans in a mosaic floor and Swim toward the light energy emitted from a gold-capped pyramid.

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