Being Human -
Learning the Rules that Govern our Humanness
Becoming authentic is about learning the rules that govern our being human.
Our humanness is often perceived as our vulnerability and therefore seen as our best kept secret - the place deep within us where we hide away even from ourselves.
When we make mistakes we often say - well, Im only human!
Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott has given this list of rules to enable us to grasp the concept of our humanness and to understand that we are responsible for our lives, our choices, our self reflection and our world.
The Ten Rules of Being Human were created by Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott and form the basis of her book If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules.10 Rules for Being Human
Created by Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott.Rule One:
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.Rule Two:
You will be presented with 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 them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum.
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 a part of the process as the experiments that work.Rule Four:
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 then go on to the next lesson.Rule Five:
Learning does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.Rule Six:
There is no better than here. When your there has become a here, you will simply obtain a there that will look better to you than your present here.Rule Seven:
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.
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.Rule Nine:
Your answers lie inside of you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.Rule Ten:
You will forget all of this at birth. You can remember it if you want by unravelling the double helix of inner knowing.
What is Our Self Identity?
Within us all lies the deep yearning to know and to be known. From this comes the question of self identity, who am I? This question lies at the root of all searching on the journey towards meaning and purpose for our lives.
Our self perception determines our behavior - if we think we are inadequate, we act that way. If we think we are splendid, we act that way. The pathway forward towards happiness and authenticity is not determined by something outside ourselves. Its determined by our own thinking, our own inner process, our self perception.
So if our way forward feels blocked, it is blocked by the way we perceive ourselves, by our fears and how they cause us to act toward ourselves. We take forward with us our unhealed inner negative perceptions and recreate the same situations over and over.
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it will direct your life and you will call it fate ~
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