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  • 1.  
  • 2. If LIFE is a GAME, THESE are the RULES Ten Rules for Being Human AUTHOR: Cherie Alter-Scott, P.h.D. PUBLISHER: Broadway Books, New York DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1998 NUMBER OF PAGES: 139 pages Book pic
  • 3.
    • Life is a series of lessons.
    • Deal with setbacks
    • Reach your full potential.
    THE BIG IDEA Ten Rules for Being Human
  • 4.
    • Make peace with your body.
    • Choose the ease of acceptance over the pain of rejection.
    • Your body will honor you when you honor it with diet and exercise.  
    Ten Rules for Being Human Rule one - You will receive a body
  • 5.
    • Whether you choose to learn life’s lessons or not, is up to you.
    • See these lessons as gifts and guides.
    • Trust yourself and the universe.
    Rule two - You will be presented with lessons. Ten Rules for Being Human
  • 6.
    • Growth is a process of experimentation.
    • Master the basic lessons:
      • Forgiveness
      • Compassion
      • Ethics
      • Humor
    Rule three – There are no mistakes, only lessons. Ten Rules for Being Human
  • 7.
    • You will continually attract the same lesson into your life.
    • You will also draw to you teachers to teach you that lesson until you get it right.
    • Acknowledge that everything that you attract is coming to you because of something you are projecting out into the world.
    Rule four – A lesson is repeated until learned. Ten Rules for Being Human
  • 8.
    • If you are alive, there will always be lessons to be learned.
    • Surrender.
    • Commitment.
    • Humility
    • Flexibility.
    Rule five – Learning does not end. Ten Rules for Being Human
  • 9.
    • Live fully in the present.
    • Avoid the continuous cycle of longing.
    • Learn the lessons of gratitude, unattachment, abundance and peace.
    • Pay attention to the really important things in life.
    Rule six – There is no better than here. Ten Rules for Being Human
  • 10.
    • You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.
    • View people with negative qualities as gifts.
    • Try to shift your perspective radically from judgment of other/outer to a livelong exploration or self/inner
    Rule seven – Others are only mirrors of you. Ten Rules for Being Human
  • 11.
    • You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you.  
    • Patch power leaks by looking back on earlier successes.
    Rule eight – What you make of your life is up to you. Ten Rules for Being Human
  • 12.
    • Look, listen and trust.
    • Spend time in nature to bring out the “little voices” of intuition.
    • View art as a source of inspiration.
    • Keep an “inspiration box”.
    Rule nine – Your answers lie inside of you. Ten Rules for Being Human
  • 13.
    • Remember your truth, again and again, and create ways to find your way back when you forget.  
    • Surround yourself with people who know your personal truth and are familiar with your authentic self.
    • Touchstones.
    • Wisdom
    Rule ten – You will forget all of this at birth. Ten Rules for Being Human
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