I admit, I am a bit hurt (aren’t I aways?) at the near total silence about my last post. Maybe I did come off as a complete wacko to the blog readers but it was a sincere letter sent to friends and family that perhaps a majority of them either didn’t read or didn’t care. Then it hits me that yet again I have made it about me, so I breathe out slowly, get into the present and have been reading voraciously. Acknowledge, breath, let go. 🙂
Been away for a few days now and felt the tug of the words in my brain as of they were already imprinted. Finished reading if “Life is a game, these are the rules” by Cherie Carter-Scott, PhD. basically 10 truths we all know or should know because we forgot at birth. I won’t bore you with the details (I probably will)but , in a nutshell the 10 rules are :1) You will receive a body (love it or leave it) 2) You will be presented with lessons (repeatedly and constantly) 3)There are no mistakes only lessons (really liked this one since it involves Compassion, forgiveness, ethics and honor 4) A lesson is repeated until learned (you are doomed to repeat your “lessons” until you pass the test) 5) Learning does not end 6) There is no better than here (again be present, gee where have I heard the before) I am constantly being reminded of this lesson in pretty much every way as if the universe is conspiring to beat down this lesson down my throat But it’s hard as hell to be present. It really is hard to just approach, appreciate, take in what’s around me without thinking of what it meant before, what I should do about it or in general not even notice what’s in front of me. Oh wait, I am way off track (see?) 7) Others are only mirrors of you(fascinating idea that what you like or dislike about others is what you like or dislike about yourself. 8) What you make of life is up to you (pretty self-explanatory 9) All the answers lie inside of you (this one I found hard to believe until I realized It consisted of listening, trust and inspiration, the 3 things that are helping me write and cope with her cancer) and finally 10) You will forget all of this at birth (just have faith that it’s there). When I looked at the rules like this, it hit me that the author purposely may have written the book backward so he could impart the life lessons to us as we are now, assuming that we need those first.
So done with another gift from Santoshi and now off to finally crack open my Ipad and read The Art of Choosing by a blind sikh girl (whose name for the life of me I can’t remember. Wish me luck.
- How To Learn From Your Mistakes (scottberkun.com)
- The Hard Way (fishofgold.wordpress.com)
4 thoughts on “The Rules: A Blog Post”
I don’t think it’s Ignorance to your last post as much as it is time to digest. I think you wrote a lot and while the words were sincere, just as you took time to think, respond, react, I’m sure many of whom you sent it to are doing the same. If differences could be dissolved by accepting our faults and saying sorry, then the the distances created by them would seem far less. But when people feel pushed away it takes time to come close. It’s a gradual process, happens over time with words of sincerity paired with meaningful actions. =)
You are right, I hadn’t considered that. However, I didn’t push certain people, they just stepped out of the way. It still doesn’t excuse my actions and I am working on that.
Sanjay this one is definitely in Gurbani, only difference is it may have been written simple English 🙂
Yours blogs are much appreciated and just because we don’t answer doesn’t mean we are not reading. Please keep it up. Love them. ;))