LifeRules

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Lessons to learn

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By: Nubiagroup (73 month(s) ago)

Dear Avalok you should correct the slide where are the "rules 10" - the last quote is hidden by the yellow text :)

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Life Rules:

Life Rules Music by Jackson Browne

Rule 1. Look out the window.. :

Rule 1. Look out the window.. "You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.“ - Walter C. Hagen You are a guest of Mother Earth. You are here only for a while. Don’t waste it! T here is no time to waste. Start enjoying the journey. Now!

Rule 2. Know what you need.. He who is greedy is always in want - Horace:

Rule 2. Know what you need.. He who is greedy is always in want - Horace Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed - Mahatma Gandhi Find out what you enjoy rather than what you want - and just do it! Have what is needed Be suspicious of your wants!

Rule 3. Look for mountains… It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves - Edmund Hillary :

Rule 3. Look for mountains… It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves - Edmund Hillary Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. - Albert Einstein Look for worthy challenges – compete against yourself Define your milestones Keep sharpening the saw Achieving leads to self-respect Add new weapons to your armory Ask yourself – “ After this what?” Aim high – but stay low !

Rule 4. Never give up… Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. -- Helen Keller:

Rule 4. Never give up… Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. -- Helen Keller Have the right attitude Never question but overcome obstacles Say no to negativity Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.-- Henry Ford Things might go wrong – but you can learn from them Only those who do nothing make no mistakes. -Muhammad Ali Nobody’s got anything right the first time!

Rule 5. This too shall pass… The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain – Dolly Parton:

Rule 5. This too shall pass… The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain – Dolly Parton Nothing is permanent Change is the only constant Learn to go with the flow Cultivate equanimity – take the middle path Sense of balance – key to happiness In life, adversity is the best Teacher If you can’t take it, you can’tmake it!

Rule 6. Don't seek to blame… A bad workman always blames his tools - Proverb:

Rule 6. Don't seek to blame… A bad workman always blames his tools - Proverb You are responsible for what happens to you Man blames fate for other accidents but feels personally responsible for a hole-in-one. - Martha Beckman Be accountable Everybody has their own agenda Seek within – did you do right? Accept what comes your way Who told you Life isfair ?

Rule 7. Give what you have… The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose. Heda Bejar:

Rule 7. Give what you have… The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose. Heda Bejar Don’t hold back More you give – more will come back Be vulnerable – expose yourself He who obtains has little. He who gives has much -Lao-Tzu They can take away your possessions – not your spirit You have to trust to become trustworthy!

Rule 8. There is no right… You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses - Ziggy:

Rule 8. There is no right… You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses - Ziggy Is it possible to be right always ? Emotions cloud judgment Is the glass half full or half empty ? There are only perceptions Your conscience always knows the answer . Obey it

Rule 9. Reduce your likes…:

Rule 9. Reduce your likes… Reduce your wants Likes & dislikes are subjective Likes & dislikes create tensions within you You need not have an opinion on everything Don’t let the environment affect you Learn to stand apart & look at yourself Don’t live on the edge Move to your center

Rule 10. Nobody’s perfect…:

Rule 10. Nobody’s perfect… Accept people as they are Do not aim to change the other "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Carl Jung Life is interesting because of diversity Know thyself & you will appreciate others too Concentrate on common interests Respect differences Everyone is different That’s why you are Unique!

Rule 11. Don’t poke your nose… Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. - Shakespeare:

Rule 11. Don’t poke your nose… Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. - Shakespeare Mind your own affairs – you’ll have more friends Give room – everybody has a sacred space People will respect you if you respect them Non-interference in each others affairs creates goodwill If you let others be They will also let you be!

Rule 12. Don’t offer advise… Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't – Erica Jong:

Rule 12. Don’t offer advise… Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't – Erica Jong Nobody likes to be preached People resent unwanted advise Recognize that sometimes people have the need to share Empathize – don’t sympathize If you are asked for advise, then tell them its your own opinion & they have to judge for themselves Reach – Don’t Preach!

Rule 13. Listen to your inner voice… “Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path.” – H Winkler:

Rule 13. Listen to your inner voice… “Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path.” – H Winkler Meditate – silence your mind There is a Guru residing in you The voice never misguides Align your actions with the Inner Voice Conflict arises when we go against it Banish the noise, Listen to your inner voice

Rule 14. Be thankful… If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get - Frank A. Clark:

Rule 14. Be thankful… If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get - Frank A. Clark Appreciate what you already have When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree- Proverb There are unfortunates who are worse off We will know the worth of what we have only when we lose them Treat your possessions with the respect they deserve What you want has a price What you have has a value!

Rule 15. You have to account… Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor ~ Ambrose Bierce, :

Rule 15. You have to account… Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor ~ Ambrose Bierce, There is no escape from it Your actions will produce results in this life As you sow so shall you reap - Jesus Confront reality – correct yourself Take ownership – It will make you stronger You have only one life Make the most of it!

Rule 16. Know your place… When duty calls, that is when character counts - William Safire:

Rule 16. Know your place… When duty calls, that is when character counts - William Safire We all have roles to play Know what that is & do it to the best of ability Don’t over-reach – you’ll only strain yourself Remember – you are here for a purpose Cultivate humility Play your role perfectly Exit gracefully!

Rule 17. Be a student of life… Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb:

Rule 17. Be a student of life… Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb Learning should never stop Be curious of everything Cultivate interests in other creative pursuits other than your profession Have a sense of Humor There are lessons to be had from people, nature, events – Don’t miss it You are here only for a limited time.. Enjoy the journey – look out the Window!

Rules I am learning from Life..:

Rules I am learning from Life.. Life’s a miraculous journey. Enjoy it! Look out the window Know your needs, not wants Look for mountains to climb Never give up This too shall pass – Let go Don’t seek to blame – ask yourself where you went wrong Give what you have, you will get what you deserve There is no right & wrong, only perceptions Reduce your likes & dislikes – be a witness Nobody’s perfect, but everybody’s unique Don’t poke your nose in other’s business Don’t offer advise unless asked for Listen to your inner voice Be thankful for what you already have You have to account for your actions in this life only Know your place under the sun Be a student of & for Life

Credits & References:

Credits & References I am indebted to: All the people I have met in Life Nature and its myriad magical creations The past & the present The great souls who have visited this earth occasionally – Buddha, Jesus, Gandhi, Osho , Ramana Maharishi, Ramakrishna, Lao Tzu, Zen masters, Confucius etc. And books, books & books…. And LIFE itself Yours truly - avalok

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