This showed up today. It is true, old, and universal.
The Rules for Being Human
Posted on June 29, 2012 by ivonprefontaine
Mindful Life, Reflective Moments, Synchronicity and tagged humans, leadership, Mindful Practice, mindfulness, teacher as transformer. Bookmark the permalink.
About ivonprefontaineIn keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.
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This is a beautiful set of rules, and well worth some study. I find it hard to believe that it is as old as it is claimed to be, but that doesn’t make it any less valuable.
Awesome post, thanks for sharing.
You are welcome Renee. It has been very popular and well-received.
Wonderfully written.Very informative.I appreciate your visit to my website.Have a great day.Jalal
I have the rules saved in a youtube video. I was so happy to see the written rules in the photo you posted. Here is the youtube version:
Thank you. I appreciate a different medium
#8 – valuable information….thank you for this post. re-posting on Justice for Raymond.
Thank you for moving the rules further on. With each read and each share, more people can find wisdom in these words.
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Thank you for the reblog. It is much appreciated.
I’ve seen this, off and on, for years. Always a great share, thanks.
Kind of like the theme of 21 st century learning: learn from others, learning anywhere anytime, you are in control of your own learning, what you make of life is up to you…
We have a variety of different tools to use to learn these lessons today. Enjoying your blog. You are great with words and images.
Thank you Charlotte. It is interesting that little has changed. The wisdom of the past still applies and we only need to explore the ways it does.
Many versions of this float around the web and still inspire. I believe the original is from Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott, author of If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules.
Thank you Nancy. I found it in my Facebook one morning and it was treated as unknown source.
This is wonderful advice. Hard sometimes to keep in mind – especially rule number 7. I’m having some personal problems with one of my dearest friends right now, and it’s important (but hard!) to remember that it’s not all one person’s fault or the other.
That is one I found in recent learning and reflection. It is is challenging.
Sharing! Thank you!
Thank you and you are welcome.
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The original is from Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott, author of If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules.
Thank you for the reblog and the clarification of the source. It is much appreciated.
I see we are fellow educators and professional bloggers Ivon. Cool.
It is cool. I enjoy your choices of music.
Thank you so much for liking my new post,Scheherazade.Jalal
You are welcome.
Not really rules are they? More like a blueprint to being the light we already are…
That is a great way to understand these.
They are good teachings. Where do the rules quote from? If you don’t mind, I want to know it. It is written that it is from ancient Sanskrit.
They are attributed to Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott, author of If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules. But, someone else said they do come from ancient Sanskrit. I suspect they have been around in some form for a long time and Dr. Carter-Scott wrote her book around them from a contemporary perspective.
Thanks for you replying quickly. I understood. I know that the author of the ten rules is famous.
Your words were delightful to read! Its message so very real…excellent work my friend…a timeless post! It really touched me…and thanks for also visiting my site! Have a bless day!
Thank you Wendell and, in turn, have a blessed day.
Very nice. Inspiration springs forth when we allow ourselves to be “in-spirit,” aligned with our true essence Thank you for visiting my blog and offered your valuable opinions. Most welcome.
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Thank you for the reblog. This is a post that has grown legs and appeals to so many people. It has become more popular over time.
I can see why!
l watched the video,eye opening rules.Brilliant thoughts.My regards.jalal
My regards back. They are very eye-opening and I think heart-opening
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Re-blogged on Zen Soapbox. And printed and posted on the fridge! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for the reblog and the follow. It is greatly appreciated.
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Thank you for the re-blog. It is much appreciated.
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Thank you for the re-blog. This has been a post that has really sustained itself and found an audience.
Anything from the vedas always welcome. Thank you for sharing.
You are welcome. This has been an incredibly popular post. It seems everything that is new is also old.
This is THE best post I have read, ever. Is it truly from ancient sanskrit though? How curious!
Love no. 3 – ‘trail & error’ 🙂
It simplifies things, really causes you to pause on what is life. It is so true life is what you make it – but truly, do we ALL have the resources we need? There are schizophrenics (like my sister), retarded people… just not sure on that bit. Yet, I love this totally. EXCELLENT 🙂
It is a truly lovely piece. I am not sure of its origins but have been led to believe it has been around for a long time. More recently, it has been attributed to Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott, author of If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules.
You are probably right that we do not all have the resources to operate, but for the vast majority if we paused and thought about life these would be wonderful guides.
It is easily the most popular post. People seem to find even after five months. I posted it on June 29, 2012.
Incredible set of rules.Excellent post .Wishing you a wonderful holidays season.Thank you for liking my post Christmas..jalal
You are welcome and enjoy your holiday season as well. They are a wonderful set of rules.
this is one heck of a relevant list, thanks for posting!
You are welcome and thank you for the re-blog.
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Thank you Paul.
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Yes! Thank you for this. Thank you for stopping by my site. 🙂
You are welcome and thank you in return. This is the most visited post and I can only take credit for finding it.
l take this opportunity to wish you and yours joyous holidays and a wonderful new year.Thank you for keeping in touch.
The same back to you. I look forward to staying in touch.
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Thank you for the re-blog.
Aum. Shanti, shanti
“With each read and each share, more people can find wisdom in these words.”
I am grateful you found this and shared this – definitely worth a reblog!
Thank you Lyann. I am glad you found it.
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Thank you for the re-blog Lyann.
Ein gesundes neues Jahr wünschen wir.
Thanks for reading my poem-I will follow your blog and invite you to follow mine as well. Best Wishes, beebeesworld
I look forward to following your blog. After all, I get to ride in Uncle Dave’s car and claim I behaved myself while doing so.
Thank you and you are welcome,
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Simon, thank you for the re-blog. I took a few minutes and toured your blog and your website. I look forward to following your blog and your love for photography. Take care, Ivon
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Great post! It parallels my own personal beliefs exactly. Over the years, I’ve been taken by surprise more than once when various situations have arisen in which I am forced to take a step back, reflect carefully, and then recognize and accept the lesson being offered to me. In the end, the result has always been worth the effort. Have a nice evening and a wonderful weekend, and thank you for checking out my blog and choosing to follow my rantings and ravings. 😀
Holly, thank you for the wonderful comment. Take care and enjoy your day as it leads into the weekend.
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Thank you for the re-blog.
The truth that few day believe in. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by and liking my blog post of Word of the Week Challente – Clouds! Your support is appreciated!
Thank you and you are welcome Stan.
It’s nice quoting from Sanskrit when you’re french.
Some words and ideas are universal. I find the most limiting language is English.
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Thank you for stopping. I did click away and liked.
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I was attending a seminar recently when the facilitator recited rules #7 and 8. This is an excellent post. thanks for sharing. God blesses.
This particular piece of wisdom seems quite well-known and does get around. Thank you and you are welcome Noel.
As an arrogant young pup I would once have said “Pap!”.
As an old dog I see that there’s great wisdom in that screed …
Thank you for the wonderful comments this morning.
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I enjoy your blog-keep up the great work! beebeesworld
Thank you. I enjoy your blog. Take care and keep up the wonderful posts.
I just love these rules. the lost for human who disobeyed them. Thank you for sharing.
They are lovely reminders of living life and being in the company of others. Thank you for your comment.
Interessantissimo spazio d’Anima !!!!
Torno a trovarTi presto!
You are welcome Claudio.
Would that all read and be governed by these words. Virginia
It would be nice. I try to start with myself. Thank you for the lovely comment Virginia.
thanks fro reading “the end of her dream: I enjoy your colulmn and appreciate your loyalty tto mine. beebeesworld
thanks for reading so loyally-i enjoy our work as well best wishes beebeesworlld
You are welcome and thank you.
This message is so timely. Thank you.
You are welcome Paul
Glad you came by and liked my post. These rules should be posted on everyone’s fridge.
I agree Murielle. It is by far the most popular post on the blog. That speaks about its importance to people.
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Thank you for the re-blog.
my pleasure. my blog is becoming a technical minefield so i’m going to have to shut it down and start again at some point in the future with a different approach, but thank you for all your invaluable help and advice in such a short amount of time. it’s great to know there are people such as yourself out there.
Thank you and good luck with the reboot.
Thanks for reading Message from the Pat. I enjoy your blog as well. beebeesworld
You are most welcome and thank you for checking up on me. It is appreciated.
Absolutely SO true! Thanks for this 🙂
You are welcome. I am glad you enjoyed this post.
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Thanks for liking my blog post “Insignificant” Personal Acts Of Knowledge Sharing http://kmbeing.com/2013/04/27/insignificant-personal-acts-of-knowledge-sharing/
You are welcome Gary.
Very cool poster! Now that is ONE I would like to see hung in each and every classroom! Instead of the $10,000 posters illustrating COMPETENCY STANDARDS that were TOTALLY not kid friendly…much less human friendly! (I was burdened with those Laminated Posters for my last 4 years of teaching in the public school).
I would too. It says it all in very few words.
Spot on Ivon
Thank you Dr. Bill.
Interesting post. i like it. 🙂
It gets a lot of hits and is, by far, the most popular post on the blog.
We all could use some more lessons, love this poster/quote/ wisdom you passed on to us!
Thank you. It has been the most popular, by far, post and gets tremendous traffic. Thank you for digging back and looking at some of the older posts.
Great list! Especially the being ‘here’ – whenever I focus on that I always remember I’m actually happy!!
It is the most visited post on the site which speaks to te universality of the rules.
Wonderful rules of life! Thank you for visiting, and liking “We Are Sexy”
Thank you and you are welcome. The post was one that just grabbed my eye. What we think of ourselves is translated out into the world. I look forward to following your wonderful poetry.
You’re welcome. So true.
well, this seems like a totally appropriate post, to thank you for liking that poem i was quite ‘anxious’ about posting. it meant a lot to me, ty.
You are most welcome Ty.