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Wresting Color from the Canvas: House Rule #9

Aug 06, 2017 07:10PM ● 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 come 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
  7. Consequences teach better than concepts
  8. Only action brings ideas to life
  9. We can control efforts, not outcomes

We have control over general aspects of our lives with respect to what we attract based on what we inject into the Universe, but these results can neither be predicted nor repeated . We have a limited understanding of the Universe because of our finite perspective. This is something that will never change.

We do, however, have direct control over the efforts that we put into reaching our goals. What a gift! I have come to realize that no amount of effort in the Universe goes unseen by the forces that matter. We may not have direct control over the result, but we have unlimited agency with respect to how much effort we put into seeing our desired result into realization.

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