Rules for Being Human
1.You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours the entire period you’re here.
2.You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time information school called life. Each day you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons, or think them irrelevant, or stupid, or too hard. It makes no difference. You will learn lessons.
3.There are no mistakes, only lessons. You are made to grow, and growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The “pains” of failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the ones that ultimately “work”.
4.A lesson will be repeated until it is learned. The same lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on with the next lesson.
5.Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of the process of life that does not contain its’ lesson. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
6.“There” is no better than “here”, though the best thing seems to be happening “there”. When you get “there”, it becomes “here”, you will learn for another “there”, that will again, look better than “here”. Always appreciate the “here”.
7.Others are merely mirrors of you. You can not love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8.What you make of life is up to you. You have the tools and resources that you need in your mind, heart and body. What you do with them and what attitudes you form is up to you. The choice is “yours”. Nobody “makes” you.
9.The answers to life’s questions lie inside of you. All you need to do is take time to look, listen and understand.
10.In the most essential things in life, you will always get what you asked for. This happens because of your thoughts, choices and attitudes. You may not get what you wanted, but it will be what you asked for.
- Fr. Louis Guntezalman