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The Human Journey: Rules For Being Human Printable Version PRINTABLE VERSION
by Sarah, Canada Nov 3, 2003
Health   Poetry


You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it but it will be yours for as long as you live.
How you take care of it or fail to take care of it
Can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life.

You will learn lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time school called Life.
Each day you will be presented with opportunities you will need to know.
The lessons presented are often completely different
From those you think you need.

There are no mistakes-only lessons.
Growth is a process of trial and error and experimentation.
You can learn as much from failure as you can from success.

A lesson is repeated until it is learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.
When you have learned it (as evidenced by a change in your attitude and behaviour),
Then you can go on to the next lesson.

Learning does not end.
There is no stage in life that does not contain some lessons.
As long as you live, there will be something more to learn.

"There" is no better than "here."
When your "there" becomes a "here" you will obtain another "there"
That will again look better than your "here."
Don't be fooled by believing that the unattainable is better than what you have.

Others are merely mirrors of you.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects
Something you hate or love about yourself.
When tempted to criticize others, ask yourself why you feel so strongly.

What you make of your life is up to you.
You have all the tools and resources you need.
Remember that through desire, goal-setting and unflagging effort
You can have anything you want.
Persistence is the key to success.

The answers lie within you.
The solutions to all of life's problems lie within your grasp.
All you need to do is ask, look, listen and trust.

You will forget all this.
Unless you consistently stay focused on the goals you have set for yourself,
Everything you have just read won't mean a thing.



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Sarah | Nov 3rd, 2003
It's me.. Tara... I just wanted to say that I did not write this, I received it from one of my best teachers =)

So True
Neil Runnalls | Nov 3rd, 2003
Tara, thank you for posting this poem by your teacher. I too am a teacher of grade 7 and 8 students in Toronto and would love to share this with them. We all need to be reminded that we must have confidence in ourselves and trust that we possess the energy to make life wonderful and amazing for ourselves and others!

excellent expression
josh | Nov 5th, 2003
Thank u Tara for posting a thought provoking poem. wish you the very best

Body & Soul
Shah Khanam | Nov 15th, 2003
Our Bodies need a pure & good sould, otherwise we will not benefit from our lives. A very good poem about human behaviours

April | Jul 30th, 2004
I love your poem!

Olumide Olaniyan | Aug 12th, 2004
Gene, no time is late. stop the wishing and desire to have a continual positive approach to life in all your endeavours. and thanks to tara for the posting

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