Friday, November 18, 2005

Mostly Autumn - Falling Leaves

Bought a book lately. IF LIFE is a GAME, THESE are the RULES by Cherie Carter-Scott.

Rule One - You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration of your life on Earth.
Rule Two - You will be presented with 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 hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum.
Rule Three - There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors and occasional victories. The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that work.
Rule Four - A lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons will be repeated to you in various forms until you have learned them. When you have learned them, you can then go on to the next lesson.
Rule Five - Learning does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
Rule Six - 'There' is no better than 'here'. When your 'there' has become a 'here', you will simply obtain a 'there' that will look better to you than your present 'here'.
Rule Seven - Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.
Rule Eight - 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.
Rule Nine - All your answers lie inside of you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.
Rule Ten - You will forget all of this at birth. You can remember it if you want by unraveling the double helix of inner knowing.

If life is a game, do you know how to play ?


Jean said...

Ces couleursd'automne sont un ravissement .
Que la nature est belle !!

ODD said...

great stuff Patrick.

emotionalistic said...

I will play it in such a way that i will be able to achieve the outcome i want :D.

Acrix said...

RUles are made to be broken :P I think i;ll play it my way~

Sidney said...

A lot of wisdom here!
Yes, those are the rules even if you don't like them!

Sweepy said...

Rule ten gave me shivers.

I play this game with the best of my ability, and I am fully aware of these rules. Now, BRING IT ON!!

Patrick Leong said...

it is quite a good book. i am still reading it. i find the rule no. 10 amusing as well. will find out more what it has to say :P rules are to guard us from misbehaving. and sometimes it is said - if you follow the rules, you make everyones life simpler. but basically you follow whatever you believe is right (i think).

zbjernak said...

rules seven...
hmmm.... quite true

fish fish said...

Hey buddy... this is a good post.

Not easy to play a life game huh~

Geee... I didn't have any mood to take any nice autumn pics this year. *iish*

Ed said...

What is interesting to me is how society's reaction to each of these rules change over time. A rule could be accepted one day and discarded the next.

Elisa said...

pero q preciosidad de fotos, los colores mmmm todo muy lindo :)

mmulibra said...

After you finished reading, hopefully there will be a review of the book ok ;-)

Patrick Leong said...

thank you for sharing your thoughts. life is indeed an interesting game and life is full of surprises. sometimes, it is impossible to look at a starting position (or pattern) and see what will happen in the future. and sometimes life is a gamble. life is like a game of chess - extending infinitely in every direction. good luck :P