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Wresting Color From the Canvas: House Rule #6

Jul 26, 2017 03:28PM ● Published by Corey Starliper

This 'House Rule' and others can be found in Dan Millman's book Living on Purpose. I accredit all direct quotations regarding the House Rules to Dan Millman. The subsequent lay analysis is mine. 

1. Earth is a school and daily life is our classroom
2. Our teachers appear in many forms
3. We learn best through direct experience
4. Failures are the stepping stones to success
5. Lessons reappear until we learn them
6. If we don't learn the easy lessons, they get harder

Unlike the professor who leaves his door open for extra help and graciously tends to his flock, the Universe has a relatively objective stance on whether or not you learn your lesson the first time. Instead of showing you the same thing over and over with the same silly smile and a pat on the back, the Universe cranks up the dial.

Each time I relapsed, it took me longer to get sober again.

Moving violations carry increased surcharges through your insurance company for each consecutive infraction within a certain number of calendar years. I think they vary by state.

Murphy's Law--anything that can go wrong will go wrong--can be arrested if we take the first few blunders with a smile and a grain of salt. If we continue to expect negativity and try to regain control, the hits keep coming faster and faster until we arrive home exhausted, ready to collapse into a warm bed only to realize that we forgot to dry the sheets before we left the house.

Keep an eye out. Keep your heart open. Lessons are all around us.

What is the most important question in your life right now?

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