“If the way of wisdom was easy, anyone would have walked in. Wisdom is not a whore, she is a shy mademoiselle so only those who strive win her heart.” ~ Rajesh Nanoo
You’ve probably seen the 10 Rules of Being Human shared countless times on the internet, in memes found on Pinterest, on personal blogs and even in books.
Although many sources quote these rules as being handed down from ancient Sanskrit, and are even attributed to ‘Author Unknown’, the rules are actually the work of modern day guru Cherie Carter-Scott, from a book she penned, If Life is a Game, These Are the Rules.
I have to admit that reading them I could have easily been convinced that it is the sort of thing handed down from some ancient scripture, as the rules resonated deeply within my heart, as if I’ve always known them.
It is said that there is nothing new under the sun, that every original thought has already been thought, that what spiritual teachers aspire to share with us is simply their interpretation of truths originating from the One/God/Goddess/Universe…whatever you wish to name the Unnameable.
I don’t know if this is true but I do tend to agree with the philosophy. My idea is that like the water on the planet, which is the same water recycled millions of times through the process of evaporation and precipitation, we are drinking the same H2O that Abraham drank. Inspired thoughts are no different; they rise and fall into our consciousness from the one original thought that manifested the physical world.
Having said that, I often go over the 10 Rules of Being Human by Ms. Carter-Scott with admiration for her astuteness on the human condition.
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