You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period of your life. Now, you will have to learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the panorama to learn what you most need to know. The lessons presented are often completely different from those you think you need. There are no mistakes, only lessons. 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 go on to the next lesson.
Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are additional lessons to be learned. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself. When tempted to criticize others, ask yourself what behavior of yours they are mirroring.
You will forget all this. You will forget all the above rules unless you regularly practice some means of staying focused and grounded in the present. Your ego will continually try to trick you into blaming your past or becoming anxious about the realities of life.
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