Whatever your personal journey, you are guaranteed an epic adventure. Here are 10 spiritual guidelines to remember to help live your best life:
1. You will forget everything.
You start at the beginning with no instructions and then for the rest of your life, you are tasked with remembering who you are. You start from nothing and at the end, all you get to take with you are the lessons learned.
2. You will get a body, hopefully in decent working order.
Your body is borrowed. At the end of your life, you don't get to take it worth you. So treat it with care while you have it. It is your most valuable possession. Treat it like a gift, a resource for you to use to get the most out of life. If you treat it impeccably, it will serve you well for the longest time.
3. What you do with your life is up to you.
It's your choice what to do with your life, how to feel and what to create with what you have. Imagine your life as a canvas; it's up to you to fill that canvas with the things and people you care most for. If you change, the world changes. Beliefs are the most powerful weapon in your arsenal.
4. You are here to learn lessons.
As you "evolve" on your path, the lessons may become harder and harder. If you don't learn the lesson, it will keep coming back into your life until you do learn it. In the end, everyone is successful from a spiritual perspective.
5. Don't give up!
It's guaranteed to get hard, yet you are not alone in this. Suffering is part of your life's assignment. Learning equanimity and patience will help your a lot.
6. Every choice you make takes you on a different path.
There is no wrong and right path, every path you take is a choice and will take you somewhere. If you ever feel that it's not the right path for you and you have to go all the way back to the beginning again, be in mind that it's an illusion. You're not the same person who left in the first place. Every decision changes you.
You may not realize today, yet in a few years time when you look back, you will be amazed at how circumstances magically worked out to take you where you were meant to be.
7. Accept the darkness and the light.
Within other people contains an element that is within you as per a holographic principle. If you hate something too much, perhaps you're rejecting that part within yourself? We call this our "shadow." Learn to accept all parts of you, including your shadow.
When you suppress or reject a part of yourself, you will feel stunted. In maturity comes greater fulfillment of who you truly are.
8. Understand the benefit of perspective.
How you view the world is everything. If you look for dark, you will find it. If you look for light, you will find it. If you think it is good, it will be good. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at are changed. See the world with new eyes.
9. The most important thing is to love.
Your choice is to choose love over fear every time. That's the most important thing you need to know. Love is all there is.
10. Enjoy the journey!
Don't sweat the small stuff or take life too personally. There is always a big picture and the world doesn't revolve around you! Life is one of the greatest journeys imaginable. You don't pass or fail — you may as well enjoy the journey. There is no need to take life so seriously, because in the end there is no failure.
Always remember to be grateful for how things are, and work to make them how you want them to be.