The Rules of Life

Spirit tells me that the rules of Life are

Not nearly as simple as

Some would have us believe.

 

The Golden Rule that we learned

As children – to do unto others as

We would have them do unto us

Is too general to easily apply in

Most specific situations we

Experience as adults.

 

A wide range of responses

Need to be learned in order to

Appropriately respond to

The wide range of situations we

Experience in daily life.

 

I ask Spirit if there is

A mathematical formula to

Determine an ideal response

In any given situation.

 

Spirit tells me that

My personal response to any

Situation must necessarily

Express the quality of

My self-awareness.

 

I understand that to suggest

There is no ideal response.

Spirit’s response: Whatever works.

Energy flows or it does not.

And, it does.

 

 

All choices are based on outcome expectations

Spirit tells me that

We make choices based on

Outcome expectations and

A cost-benefit analysis,

When we are conscious of

The choices we make.

 

When our choices are

Based on habit,

Even these habitual choices

Have to have had

A beginning, conscious choice

That seemed to have had

Satisfied us, more or less,

At the time.

At least enough for us

To choose that same behaviour

Again and again, until, perhaps

We forgot that

In the beginning,

It was a choice,

Not intended to

Necessarily apply to

Future situations,

And to replace the need

To choose according to

Particular situations.

 

As conscious shoppers know,

One size of shoe does not

Fit all feet.