Rules Of The Game

  1. You Will Receive A Body
  2. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around
  3. You Will Learn Lessons
  4. You are enrolled in a full time school called life. Each day in school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.
  5. There are no mistakes, only lessons
  6. Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work".
  7. A lesson is repeated until learned
  8. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it you can go on to the next lesson
  9. Learning Lessons Does Not End
  10. Since life is a journey, there are things for you to learn until the end. You are a perpetual student of life. That is what makes it so interesting and so much fun to be alive.
  11. "There" is no better than "here"
  12. Don’t think that by achieving your goals, you will be any happier. You should be grateful for what you have and enjoy each day. The grass is not necessarily greener on the other side of the fence.
  13. Others are only mirrors of you
  14. The faults and traits you see in other people are often what you see in yourself. Thus, you should be tolerant of other people and supportive toward them.
  15. What you make of your life is up to you
  16. Life is what you make it. Others—including the government—may try to influence your life, but you are ultimately in control of how you respond to them. Take responsibility for what you do and what happens to you. Make life an adventure. Enjoy and appreciate what you have.
  17. Your answers lie inside of you
  18. You possess the internal wisdom to answer all the answers you seek. You should trust yourself and your intuition. Achieving wisdom is the basis of life.
  19. You will forget all of this at birth
  20. Are we born again to live another life? Perhaps. Unfortunately, we forget everything we learned (at least consciously) and must start again with new lessons.

"If Life is a Game, These are the Rules" by Cherie Carter-Scott