Human Groundrules

Groundrules for Being Human

1. You will receive a body.
     You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time round.
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.
3.     There are no mistakes, only lessons.
     Growth is a process of trial and error: experimentation.  The "failed" experiments
     are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately "works".
4.     A lesson is repeated until 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 a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" 
     that will again look better than "here".
7.     Your answers lie inside you.
     The answer's to Life's questions lie inside you.  All you need to do is look, listen 
     and trust.
8.     You will forget all this.
9.     You will remember it whenever you want.

Quoted from August 1994 edition of Context Connection Newsletter, Context Training, Seattle Washington (-Back to home page-)