During the long weekend, I got the opportunity to purchase two books at a price I wouldn’t expect. I bought ‘if life is a game, these are the rules’ by Robert fulghum.
The author had some life changing points which I also encountered from other previous books I’ve read but the author’s choice of words, stories and arrangement of lessons made more impact. So I suggest, you try to read the whole book or, you may try to read the lessons I chose from the book below:
Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood. – Hellen Keller
Lessons are what you learn when you come up against problems that need to be solved and issues that need to be exorcised.
Acceptance is the act of embracing what life presents to you with a good attitude
Imposing harsh judgments on your body limits the range of experiences you allow yourself to enjoy.
You need to stop criticizing, judging, or finding fault with your body even when you are not at your healthiest or most attractive.
The drive for self-improvement is completely healthy as long as it comes from a place of self-love rather than a feeling of inadequacy.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt
Self-esteem is feeling worthy and able to meet life’s challenges. It is essential as the air we breathe and just as intangible.
Rather than dwelling on all the things that you can’t do, focus on the things that you can do.
It’s not what happens to you, but rather, what you do about it.
No one diet works for everyone, nor does any one sleep or exercise regimen. True respect comes from learning what your body needs to run at optimum performance, and then making the commitment to honoring those needs.
The only secret to learning the lesson of pleasure is to make time and space for it in your life. Your life will not work as well when you deny yourself pleasure.
What brings you pleasure? Do it, and do it often, for it will give lightness to your heart and do wonders for your soul.
When you experience pain, you learn a lesson, when you feel joy, you learn a different lesson, for every action or event, there is an accompanying lesson that must be learned.
Don’t compare your path to those of the people around you and focus on the disparity between their lessons and yours. You need to remember that you will only be faced with lessons that you are capable of learning and are specific to your own growth.
Presenting yourself with a choice allows you to see that you have control over your resistance and how you choose to deal with life’s challenges.
I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet.
Life is not in fact, fair. And you may indeed have a more difficult life path than others around, deserved, or not. Everyone’s circumstances are unique, and everyone needs to handle his or her own circumstances differently.
Focusing on the unfairness of life keeps you comparing yourself with others than appreciating your own special uniqueness.
Learn that just because you perceive something as unfair, should not mean you should wallow in the apparent injustice of it.
Everything happens for a reason and it is part of the divine plan.
Anchor yourself in the belie that you will be given whatever is right for you, regardless of how far off it may be from your own personal agenda.
Each time you choose to trust yourself and take action, you can never be quite certain how the situation will turn out. Sometimes, you are victorious, and sometimes you become disillusioned. The failed experiments, however are no less valuable than the experiments proved successful.
Every calamity is a spur and a valuable hint.
Every situation in which you do not live up to own your expectations is an opportunity to learn something important about your own thoughts and behaviors.
When you consider hardships of life – disappointments, hurts, losses, illness, all the tragedies you may suffer – and shift your perception to see them as opportunities for learning and growth, you become empowered.
You can take charge of your life and rise to its challenges, instead of feeling defeated, victimized or cast adrift.
While it is not always easy for us to view our situations from a macro-[respective, it is essential in order to find the good in what appears to be unfortunate circumstances.
Try on what it would feel like to be that person you are judging and imagine putting yourself in her reality. This will connect you to her essence and evaporate the judgments encrusted around your heart.
When you let go of resentment, guilt and anger, you become revitalized and create space in your soul for growth.
Life is complicated and full of gray areas. Each and every situation you find yourself in forces you to choose between the two.
If you are going to view your hardships that happen to you or the slip-ups you make as lessons rather than mistakes, a sense of humor will prove helpful.
Laughter causes misery to vanish. It teaches you to lighten up and take yourself less seriously, even in the most serious situations.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
Life doesn’t require that we be the best – only that we try our best, – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
The real secret to being able to change is the willingness to do so.
Everything that you attract in your life is coming to you because of something you are projecting out into the world, and you are therefore responsible for drawing to you all of your circumstances.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison
Have pride in who you are and what you have accomplished. However, if you find yourself harboring secret thoughts of arrogance or conceit, remind yourself humility before the universe does it for you, it stings much less that way.
It is essential that you learn to bend and flex around every new circumstance, as rigidity robs you of the opportunity to see the freedom of new possibilities.
Learn to be flexible; it makes the curves in your life path much easier.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve your circumstances. Your challenge us to focus on the present, and on what you have right now, while simultaneously holding the intention of your future goals.
It is too easy to overlook the gifts you have when you focus on those that you hope to obtain, and you diminish the value of where you currently are on your path if you do not pause to appreciate.
Imagine what it would be like of you lost all you had.
Keep your eyes wide open for gifts from the universe, as they sometimes come in unexpected packages.
You cannot hate or love something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.
Life presents too many obstacles and tests for anyone to sail through completely unscathed.
Every person creates his own reality.
You can either let your circumstances dictate what happens to you, or you can transcend your perceived limitations and make extraordinary things.
Discover how you can make your greatest contribution to the world.
When you claim the authorship to your life story, the world responds, and genius ignites.
When you begin to live your life understanding that what you make of it is up to you, you are able to design it according to your authentic choices and desires.
You create your own life regardless of what hand you have been dealt with.
Sometimes, negative memories can clutter your mind and take up the space needed in order to imagine and create a life based on what you want.
Courage is the energy current behind all great actions and the spark that ignites the initial baby steps for growth.
Courage is learned in the moment that you take a leap of faith and take action.
There isn’t a person anywhere who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can. – Henry ford
Your life has the potential to be a wonderous journey, filled with exciting moments and astonishing experiences.
When you feel the aliveness of experimenting with new options and taking risks, you learn the value of adventure in life.
If you never venture forth, you can never expand to growth.
Take bigger and bolder steps toward living your dreams.
You only regret that which you didn’t do.
Putting aside practical considerations, and without regard for the outcome, if you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
Life can be difficult and there may be times when you cannot make sense of it or stay afloat. These are the moments that require faith.
Limitlessness is the sense that there are no boundaries to what you can become or do. You learn when you know that your evolution is never-ending and your potential for growth reaches to infinity.
Boundaries exist only in your minds.
We can d anything that we set our minds to, no matter how impossible it might seem or how strong the opposition is.
What is important is that you believe that you can do it and that you give yourself every opportunity to succeed.