Rule 11: You Can Remember It Whenever You Want

You Can Remember It Whenever You Want. “IF ONE ADVANCES CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF HIS DREAMS AND ENDEAVORS TO LIVE THE LIFE WHICH HE HAS IMAGINED, HE WILL MEET WITH SUCCESS UNEXPECTED IN COMMON HOURS.” HENRY DAVID THOREAU.   “To dream the impossible dream. To fight the unbeatable foe. To bear with unbearable sorrow. […]

Rule 10: You Will Forget All This

YOU WILL FORGET ALL THIS Relationships   One of the quickest ways to reduce stress is to understand your priorities. While accomplishment of goals is satisfying, it is the people along the way and your relationships with them that remain at the end of the day or at the end of a life well­ lived. […]

Rule 9: Your Answers Lie Inside You

YOUR ANSWERS LIE INSIDE YOU. The answers to Life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust. A brief word here regarding meditation. The briefest definition of meditation is a practice that quiets a person, whether it be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual aspect(s) that need quieting. Another word […]

Rule 8: What You Make of Your Life is Up to You

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. APPOINTMENT WITH MYSELF NAME:   ___________________________________ DATE:  ____________________________________   Where do I see myself now?  What am I doing?     Name the Dream:     […]

AWOL ~ time to get back to it

Beginning back in December 2013, I published Rules for Being Human. It was so popular here that it gave me the encouragement to begin publishing chapters of a manual I had written back in 1994 for a course I taught to attorneys for the California State Bar’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. The name of the […]

Rule No. 7: Others Are Merely Mirrors of You

Once again, this course, “When to Lay the Weapons Down” was written for attorneys and the lessons were loosely based around Rules for Being Human. OTHERS ARE MERELY MIRRORS OF YOU You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself. It’s a curious thing, have […]

Rule No. 6: “There” Is No Better Than “Here”

“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”. INTERVIEW  WITH  YOURSELF  – WHO  ARE  YOU? The following exercise is to clarify to yourself why you are where you are and where you intend to be.  It will […]

Rule No. 5: Learning Lessons Does Not End

Once again, this course, “When to Lay the Weapons Down” was written for attorneys and the lessons were loosely based around Rules for Being Human.   While you may not be an attorney, this is based on how you work with the people around you, those above and below you.   It is attitude, not position […]

Rule No. 4: A Lesson Is Repeated Until Learned

  A LESSON IS REPEATED UNTIL LEARNED.  A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson. Why on earth would anyone choose to experience substance abuse?  The very words are rather silly and far too […]

Rule No. 3: There Are No Mistakes, Only Lessons

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.” Take a moment and remember yourself five years ago.  Are you the same person? What have you learned?  Think of something that upset […]