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Rules for Being Human

5 Aug

A burst of energy this weekend translated into cleaning my office. These particular bursts happen so infrequently that I’ve learned to live with piles of paper. Although, I pretty much know where everything is. That is until the cleaning people merge each pile into a small mountain and I wind up doing a project over because, for the life of me, I can’t find it.

While cleaning I came across this copy of Rules for Being Human. This list, in one form of another, has been passed around since the “good old days” when there were only telephones (not cell phones), snail mail and fax machines.

Anyway, I thought you’d like it.

1.                                    You will receive a body. No two bodies are alike. You may like it or you may hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around. You’ll be much happier if you accept it.

2.                                  You will learn 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 think them irrelevant and stupid. It matters not.

3.                                  There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error experimentation. The experiments “that didn’t succeed” are as much a part of this process as the experiment that ultimately “works.” Remember, there is no such thing as failure. Only things that didn’t work out the way you would have liked.

4.                                  A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

5.                                  Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6.                                  “There” is no better than “here.” When your “there” has become your “here,” you will simply obtain another “there” that will, again, look to you a whole lot better than “here.”

7.                                  Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects back to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8.                                  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. The choice is always yours. Choose wisely!

9.                                  Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. Never out there. All you need to do is ask, listen and trust.

10.       You will forget all this. Which means, you will continue to do the same things you’ve always done over and over again, hoping, wishing and praying your life will miraculously change for the better. It won’t. Unless, you finally change your mind.

With Love,


Expect and You Shall Receive

16 Jan

Expectation is the triggering mechanism which attracts into my life every good I desire. From the book Born Rich.

I know many people who practice the Law of Attraction. Some are quite good at attracting into their lives all that they desire, while others seem to struggle. Never quite creating what they truly want.

I was one of those people who struggled until I was loaned the book Born Rich (unfortunately out of print). What I learned was that I did a great job of asking for what I wanted (planting the seed) but I did a horrible job of nurturing my desire (watering, fertilizing, weeding, etc.). Because of this I would get frustrated and blamed God and the Universe for preventing me from achieving the results I wanted. But God and the Universe weren’t against me. I was against me.

You see I was missing a very important element to manifesting into my life the things that I wanted. There was a part of me that didn’t always believe I would achieve my goals. Instead of expecting what I asked for to come into my life my delusional thoughts and inner voice would tell me that I would never succeed. Why did I believe this? Most often it was because I didn’t think I deserved it. Or my belief, that good things always happened to other people, but never to me. I allowed my negative thoughts, generated by Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt to dominate my thoughts and expectations until I was doing more pushing away of what I wanted, then attracting it.

So instead of pushing my desires away I learned how to expect them. Here are some tips to help you master the Law of Attraction.

  • Ask for what you want. Be specific and remember you deserve to have everything that you desire.
  • Continue to ask for what you want every day, and expect it to arrive, just as if you purchased it on Amazon and are waiting for UPS to deliver it.
  • Whenever a negative thought comes up in your mind that is the opposite of what you want, say, “thank you for this thought, and now I’m going to let you go.”
  • Then replace the negative thought with the exact opposite. Let me give you an example: Say that you asked for a new car. Then all these nagging doubts come up. What if I can’t afford it? What if I’m refused credit? What if I can’t get enough for my trade-in? These thoughts will not only kill off your ability to attract what you want, but they’ll put you into a depression. When they come just say thank you and once again ask for what you want. Then picture in your mind yourself already in possession of that new car, in the color you want, driving it around the neighborhood to admiring glances and then showing it off to your family and friends.
  • Hold that picture in your mind of you enjoying your new car, and never never give up.

To expecting your dreams,