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If Life is a Game


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If Life is a Game

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