Thursday, September 24, 2015

bE-iNg hUmAn . . .

Dear FunFreePeeps;

I have been writing for the past few days about embracing our human-ness (our fate, according to Guru Singh) while keeping our hearts open to our soul-purpose (our destiny, according to Guru Singh). I have to admit, sometimes it's tough for me to be vulnerable, to feel my emotions and share them, and to embrace what it means to be human. I try to operate from a place of LOVE & CONNECTION rather than FEAR & PROTECTION, but often I find myself shrinking from connection and inhabiting my protective shell when I feel hurt or sad. It's only human to go into fight, fright, or flight mode. One of my personal human challenges is to try to remain open in my heart even when I feel like shrinking away and disappearing into a tiny insignificant dot.

Can you relate? 

For the next 10 days I'm going to re-feature The 10 Rules For Being Human by Cherie Carter-Scott--focusing on one each day. After all, we are first and foremost . . . HUMAN!

So, today, we'll look the BIG PICTURE, and then, I'll write about one rule each day (in the order that she has them, 'cuz I have to follow the rules, right?!)

Here is an overview: Pretty cool stuff . . .
The Ten Rules For Being Human
by Cherie Carter-Scott

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.
I am so excited to revisit these ten guidelines for life; we'll begin tomorrow with the first . . .

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