Handed down from the ancient Sanskrit. From the book, “If Life is a Game, These are the Rules” by Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D.
1) 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.
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 hate the, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum.
3) 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.
4) A 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.
5) Learning lessons does not end.
There is no part of life that does not contain lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
6) “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”.
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.
We project unto others what we see in our own hearts.
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.
9) Your answers lie inside you.
All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10) You will forget all this.
You can remember any time you wish.