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.