“Only when we are no longer afraid, do we begin to live” by Dorothy Thompson
I came across a great article this weekend that I knew I was meant to read. (I’m sure you know that feeling.) It expressed everything that I felt to be true in my heart about life. It was simple yet concise, and I instantly knew I needed to share it with you. Fingers crossed you find it as illuminating and reassuring as I did.
Enjoy, and let me know what you think. Rule number nine is my favourite. What’s yours?
11 rules for being a human being:
Rule 1: You will receive a body;
Rule 2: You will learn 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 think them irrelevant or stupid.
Rule 3: There are no mistakes, only lessons:
Growth is a process of trial and error: experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works”.
Rule 4: A lesson is repeated until learned:
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.
Rule 5: Learning lessons does not end:
There is no part of Life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
Rule 6: “There” is no better than “here”
When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here”.
Rule 7: Others are merely mirrors of you:
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.
Rule 8: What you make of your life is up to you:
You have the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
Rule 9: Your answers lie inside you:
The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.
Rule 10: You will forget all this:
Rule 11: You can remember whenever you want.