Ten Rules For Being Human

Enlightenment

I was stum­bling around online the other night and came across this.  It felt true so I thought I would share it.  (By the way, if you enjoy ran­dom inter­est­ing infor­ma­tion you should use Stum­ble­upon.  You find the coolest things.)

Cherie Carter-Scott ref­er­ences the fol­low­ing quote as the basis for her rules for being human: “Life is a suc­ces­sion of lessons which must be lived to be under­stood.” (Helen Keller)

Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott

You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period. You will learn lessons.  You are enrolled in a full-time infor­mal school called, “life”. There are no mis­takes, only lessons.  Growth is a process of trial, error, and exper­i­men­ta­tion.  The “failed” exper­i­ments are as much a part of the process as the exper­i­ments that ulti­mately “work”. Lessons are repeated until

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The Secret of #Success

Girl Crossing the Finish Line

A lot can be said for stand­ing back to observe how peo­ple talk about their life and goals.  I was recently vis­it­ing a new forum for peo­ple want­ing sup­port around get­ting healthy.  The forum was bro­ken out into dif­fer­ent forums for los­ing weight or train­ing for an event.  I started in the train­ing forum to see what was happening.

The train­ing forum was full of cel­e­bra­tions. Mem­bers cheer­ing each other on. Very high energy and excit­ing. I felt my spirit lift and I started dream­ing about run­ning. The body feels so strong after a good workout.

In the forum for los­ing weight, the mood was somber. The posts rid­dled with com­ments like, “strug­gling”, “my goal is to…,” “I have to…”.  All of the state­ments were exter­nally focused and laced with the feel­ing of dis­cour­age­ment.  The frus­tra­tion and lost hope made some of the posts too hard to read.

I was struck

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