If Life is a Game… These are the Rules…
September 22, 2016 by Cathy Brown
“Your life is not a simulation; it is the real game. Play wisely.”
~ Michelle E. Goodwich
Have you ever thought: “I wish life came with an instruction manual?” Life has often been compared to a game. But we are never told how to play or what it means to win.
Cherie Carter – Scott, PhD, wrote a book awhile back which I came across on a great website, simpletruths.com, about this very subject, entitled If Life is a Game – These are the Rules – 10 Rules for Being Human. It is little book with a powerful message that sold 4 million copies. Enjoy contemplating and meditating on these 10 simple ways to win at life.
Rule 1. You will receive a body. Make peace with your body. Accept its imperfections and respect what your body needs to run at optimum performance.
Rule 2. You will be presented with lessons. As you travel through life, you will encounter lessons unique to you. Be open to those lessons and choose actions that align with your true path.
Rule 3. There are no mistakes only lessons. View mistakes as opportunities to learn. Be compassionate, learn to forgive, live your life ethically and have a sense of humor.
Rule 4. A lesson is repeated until learned. Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns in your life? Learn to recognize the patterns and the lessons they offer.
Rule 5. Learning does not end. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned. Embrace your role as a perpetual student of life.
Rule 6. “There” is no better than “Here”. Live in the present. Dance the fine line between living in the here and now while holding in your heart the fondest dreams and aspirations for the future.
Rule 7. Others are only 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. Every person creates his or her own reality. Imagine yourself at 90 years old, looking back at your life. What do you want to see?
Rule 9. Your answers lie inside of you. All you need is to look inside, listen, and trust yourself.
Rule 10. (THIS IS THE KICKER!!!!) You will forget all of these rules at birth. Somewhere along your journey from the spiritual world to the physical one, you simply forgot these 10 rules.
Yes, that certainly is the Kicker…But…during life we can create our journey to “relearn” these rules. And that kind of makes it fun.
Start today to “relearn” and apply these 10 rules for Being Human and create the life you were meant to live, totally fulfilled and living your dreams!