Forgetting and remembering our humanness

The following list is interesting.

Ten rules for being a human

1. You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”

4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned.
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.

5. Learning lessons does not end.
There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

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

7. Other people are merely mirrors of you.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects 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 yours.

9. Your answers lie within you.
The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

Yes, this is true, especially the last part. Being human, we tend to forget the “ten rules” of being a human, including the last part about forgetting all the ten rules, which is interestingly also part of our human nature. Hence, I think we are also here to remember every day what it means to be a human. Each night we go to bed conscious of our humanness and the lessons we learnt in life, and each morning we awake forgetting what we have learnt. Hence, sleeping and awakening is kinda symbolic of life and death and renewal of life (or resurrection). Hence, the truth of who we really are never gets old because we need this reminder every day. As a hymn goes, “Morning by morning new mercies I see”.

Here’s sharing another beautiful reminder of our beauty.

Rumi and love

If you want to hold the beautiful one,

hold yourself to yourself.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. I really liked the picture of the baby touching his reflection. It is so adorable!

    1. jimmytst says:

      Yes, I think so too. Thanks for your comment and I wish you a pleasant day. 🙂

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