I have saved this life wisdom for quite some and have read it many times and it’s definitely worth sharing. It’s spiritual wisdom from Cherie Carter-Scott, and honestly I don’t know who she is but I am humbly grateful to her for sharing. This gift is called Ten Rules for Being Human.
1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”
4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”
7. Other people are merely 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 up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10. You will forget all this.
Did you especially notice #10? That’s me. I’m sure it’s you.
It reminds me of a story I heard many years ago. It was a dialogue between a minister and a native American who stated that he wished to learn about Christianity. The Christian decided that the best way to teach was to recite The Lord’s Prayer. So, he began, “Our father …”. As soon as he spoke those words, the Indian turned and walked away. The man was puzzled but he shrugged and forgot about this strange reaction.
Ten years went by and one day there was a knock on the door. When the minister opened the door, there stood the Indian who said, “OK, I’ve got the first part – what’s next?”
The life wisdom above is like that.
Does number 6 mean something like the grass is always greener?
If the answers are inside of me, I sure wish I could dredge them up to the surface.
Cherie Carter-Scott is an Author, life coach, and motivational speaker offers consulting and coaching on all aspects of change management.
Great practical wisdom. Thanks for sharing!
i think that that was great for you to point out those rules. they make you stop and think about how much they really ddo presnt themself true in your own life.
and within a couple of hours i will remember none of it just like number tem said.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives as human beings, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. Much Personal Power Within
I have always been the type of person to adore wisdom, especially when it’s put in a perspective like this. I could read this entry a thousand times, and enjoy it every single time. I love how every single one of those rules hold true. Job well done.
Yes, I did notice the 10th rule in Cherie Carter-Scott’s Ten Rules for Being Human that states, “You will forget all this.” What a great list, but why is the most valuable wisdom of the ages retold over and over and why do we not
“get it?” Here are a few reasons I think we don’t “get it.”
(1). We are imperfect human beings that find it hard to assimilate or process all of the valuable wisdom that we would benefit from.
(2). We aren’t listening when we hear or read other’s wisdom. The truth is, most of us are not hard of hearing, we are hard of listening.
(3). There is too much noise on the outside of our heads (traffic, music, kids playing, etc.) and there is too much noise on the inside of our heads that make it difficult for us to concentrate and focus on what we are hearing or reading. Inner noise can be things such as: stress, unresolved problems, “to do lists” and the voices of others requesting our attention.
(4). We really don’t believe what we hear. And that’s why ministers, teachers and all types of religious and social leaders and speakers keep sharing their wisdom. They are hoping that some day we will hear them and believe. And why do we keep sharing this wisdom? It maybe because neither have we heard or believed this wisdom for ourselves.
(5). Often because of low self-esteem or because of our critical nature we do not accept the wisdom and sound advice that has benefited others, because we believe the wisdom and sound advice will work only for others, but not for us. Therefore, too often we discard the very information that we seek that could make us richer, happier, healthier and more knowledgeable and more fulfilled as a human being.
Dennis Hester says
Here are a few reasons I think we don’t remember the wisdom we hear or read.
(1). We are imperfect human beings that find it hard to assimilate everything we hear and read. (2). Most of us are not hard of hearing, we are hard of listening. (3). There is too much noise on the outside of our heads (traffic, kids playing, etc.) and there is too much noise on the inside of our heads (stress, unresolved problems, etc.) (4). We believe the wisdom and sound advice will work only for others, but not for us.
Dennis Hester says
I think one of the greatest reasons that we forget wonderful wisdom that is listed by such writers as Cherie is because we are “over loaded” with too much great information and it is humanly impossible to assimilate everything.
Dennis Hester says
One reason we don’t remember helpful wisdom, such as Cherie’s, is because we are “over-loaded” with too much good information that is humanly impossible to assimilate.
Dennis Hester says
One reason we fail to remember such wonderful wisdom as Cherie’s is because we imperfect human beings are “over loaded” with too much wisdom and we just don’t have the time to process all of it.
The problems with most humans is that we complicate our lives. If we had our life’s goals clear, we wouldn’t get caught into other people’s dramas.