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Rules for Being Human

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1. You will receive a body.

You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period    this time around.

2. You will learn lessons.

You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day you will have the opportunity to learn. You may like the lessons, or think them irrelevant and stupid.

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.

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 go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end.

There is no part of Life that does not contain lessons.

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’.

7. Others are merely mirrors of you.

You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate in yourself. This one can be hard to swallow, but it’s true. Think about it. Often.

8. What you make of your Life is up to you.

You have all the tools & resources you need, what you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

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.

10. You will forget this.


Source: I’m not sure, but it was given to me at my first teacher training at Gita International Yoga, and I still love it.



Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior teacher of yoga, mindfulness and a freelance writer.

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