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Wresting Color From the Canvas: House Rule #10

Aug 09, 2017 11:36AM ● 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
  10. Timing is everything

While being born on the autism spectrum wasn't my decision, it has brought much color to my life, particularly with respect to my attempts to communicate with my peers. Timing really is everything, as I have learned through depositing non sequiturs into group conversations and presently being brushed aside, a flea, a hanger on...

If you desire to be of service to someone else, you need to work on their schedule, not yours. They own their problem. They encapsulate it in their own consciousness. Learn to listen with your heart for what they need and for when they might need it, as without first doing so, you run the risk of being ignored when the optimal time for them to receive that message comes upon you.

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