7 Cardinal Rules For Life
1. Make peace with your past...
This is what this part of the journey is about, digging up your past and locating all the stuff that need to be dealt with. Then working through it, in order to let it go. This is done for your benefit, freedom and relief and also so it will not get in the way of living in the now.
2. What other people think of you is none of your business...
Don't concern yourself with what other people think of you, that is their stuff to deal with. People come from all kinds of different backgrounds, and form their own opinions, you have no control over their thoughts. Your job is to love yourself, nobody can take that away from you.
3. Time heals almost everything.
It really is amazing, but true. At the time, you can't figure out how you will ever live through it, everything is so deep and intense; but slowly, very slowly, you begin to smile again. Be patient.
4. No one's in charge of your happiness. Except you
It does take awhile to realize that thinking that one special person, a job or a baby will make you happy, is not the way it is. After tripping and falling a few times you will eventually turn it around and put it where it belongs, right on your own shoulders. You are your own happiness, always have been.
5. Don't compare your life to others
Comparison will always cause heartache, and there is no need. We are all different from one another and have our own special qualities. So no criticism, no judgement, just accept that you are what you are, as are they.
6. Stop thinking too much.
You don't have to know all the answers, don't over think the situation, it is what it is. Just go with the flow and enjoy every day.
You don't have to carry the problems of the world on your shoulders. You only have to concern yourself with your own business. This is freedom, you could do this all day long, which is good because that's all you have to do.