If Einstein is right – with his Space Time Continuum…
(which till now has been proven he is) ; and the fact that our life events are already set and destined – free will doesn’t really exist ! NOW – marry that thought with this :
Ever heard of Sanskrit? It’s an ancient philosophy that transforms Hindu and Buddhist thought. It’s had a huge impact on many lives through Central and Southeast Asia, even to do this day.
It what’s been widely circulated online, the ancient philosophy had 9 rules of life to live by. While they might be difficult to accept at first, they’ll benefit us a lot if we do.
1) We will receive a body
Every human has a body. It’s up to you how you use it.
2) We will learn lessons
Life is a constant learning experience. This cannot be denied. No matter how old you are, every day brings with it new opportunities to learn something and become wiser.
3) There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Wisdom comes from trying new things, even if you don’t succeed. There’s no need to judge ourselves harshly, as that doesn’t nothing but swirl us into a circle of negativity.
Instead, we should show compassion to ourselves and learn from any experience that doesn’t turn out the way we wanted.
4) A lesson is repeated until it is learned.
A problems that continues is a lesson that we haven’t learned yet. That’s the journey of life.
Life has a funny way of presenting problems to us so that we can grow. Our own awareness and ability to change are what’s crucial in these moments. To blame someone else for your misfortunes is not taking responsibility for our self.
5) Learning lessons will never end.
While we are alive there will always be lessons to be learned. The key is to flow along with this rhythm of life, rather than rejecting it or fighting against it.
Be humble enough to accept your weaknesses and flexible enough to adapt when things don’t go your way.
6) Others are merely mirrors of us.
Whenever we judge someone negatively, we’re actually judging our self. The only way to accept self is to accept others. Strive to truly understand self and self emotions, even when they’re negative. It’s the only way we’ll be able to understand others, as well.
7) What we make of our life is up to us.
We have to take responsibility for our life. We can’t blame others or outside circumstances. We, Ourself, must walk the path.
8) The answers lie inside.
No matter what society tells us, happiness can only come from inside. Outside objects are merely superficial. In order to find true inner peace, we need to trust and accept our self.
9) There’s always something we can succeed at.
We all have potential and every single person is unique. There’s no need to compare and there’s always something you can succeed at. The trick is not to give up.
This article was originally published on The Power of Ideas.