The Philosophy and Dreaming Page!

I wanted to share a newspaper clip with the Web. I have had this for years, and I don't know who either the real author is or what magazine it came from. Portions of it seem to be adapted from The MMS Institute and Cherie Carter-Scott.

Regardless of its source, the words have always meant a great deal to me. So, thanks to the technology induced by HTML, I present it here for you to read - and, if you like, keep for yourself. The "assignment" mentioned is life itself.

To accomplish this amazing feat:

1. You will receive a body.
You may like it or not, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2. You will learn lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school 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 it is learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it, then you can 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. Others 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. The answers lie inside you.
The answers to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

Whether you think you can or can't,
in either case you'll be right.

Think about it!!!

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