“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Helen Keller
Below is a brief summary of Cherie Carter-Scott’s Rules Of Life. If you are interested in making the most of your life, and helping others do the same, buy “If Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules.”
You may love it or hate it, but whether you love it or hate it, it’s yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what’s inside.
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called “life”. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. These lessons specific to you, and learning them “is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life.” You may like the lessons or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum. Every person or incident is the Universal Teacher.
Growth is a process of experimentation. The failed experiments are as much as a part of the process as the experiments that work.
Lessons will be repeated to you in various forms until you have learned them. You will know you’ve learned a lesson when your actions change. When you have learned them, you can go on to the next lesson. If you don’t learn easy lessons, they get harder.
There is no part of life that does not contain lessons. While you are alive there are always lessons to be learned. Accept the process of constant learning and change. Be humble enough to always acknowledge your own weaknesses, and be flexible enough to adapt to new possibilities.
The other side of the hill may be greener than your own, but being there is not the key to endless happiness. When your “there” has become “here” you will simply obtain another “there” that will look better to you than your present “here”. Be grateful for and enjoy what you have, and where you are on your journey. Appreciate the abundance of what’s good in your life, rather than measure and amass things that do not actually lead to happiness.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself. Therefore, be tolerant and accept others as they are.
You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. Take responsibility for yourself. Learn to let go when you cannot change things. Take charge of your life or someone else will.
You know more than you have heard, read, or been told. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust. Trust your instincts and your innermost feelings. Draw on your natural inspiration.
We are all born with all of these capabilities, but our early experiences lead us into a physical world, away from our spiritual selves, so that we become doubtful, cynical and lacking belief and confidence.