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Ground rules for a great life

Life doesn’t just happen. We interact with life in a very particular way which produces a very particular result. When you change how you relate to life, you change what happens around you.

Follow these ground rules and watch what happens.

1. Be positive
The words you speak and the thoughts you accept determine how you see life. You then act consistent with the way you see life and life responds accordingly. If you want a life that works, don’t speak negatively or accept negative thoughts about yourself, other people or your life. Don’t speak or think negatively unless you want your words and thoughts to come true.

2. Accept yourself
You are the way you are whether you like it or not. Until you make peace with the way you are, you will never make peace with life. Accept every aspect of yourself, particularly the aspects that you don’t like. Allow yourself to experience the hurt and the feelings of being worthless and not good enough. Allow yourself to be human. Then see the love and the beauty that you are, just the way that you are.

3. Let go
When you resist the way life is, you get upset and lose your ability to see clearly. You destroy love and make your situation worse. To restore both your effectiveness and your peace of mind, let go of your demands for how life should be and flow with the way life is. Be willing to experience all the hurt and the emotion that your circumstances reactivate. Then do whatever you need to do.

4. Express your love
To have love, you have to open your heart and give love. Accept and appreciate people just the way they are. Be like a child. See the love and beauty in everyone. As you express your love for people, people will automatically be more loving toward you.

5. Accept full responsibility for your life
When you accept full 100% responsibility for what happens in your life, you have power and can take effective action. Others may also be responsible, but when you blame someone else, you give that person your power. You make yourself a victim and lose your effectiveness. When you see your role in a problem, you can see what needs to be done. This makes you very effective.

6. Forgive yourself
At the moment you did whatever you did, you saw life in a very particular way. If you were wiser and more aware, you would have acted differently, but you weren’t. You only knew what you knew. So, forgive yourself for not being wiser and more aware. Forgive yourself for acting consistent with your limited awareness. Know that you did the very best you could with the limited equipment you had at the time.

There are a total of 12 ground rules. You will receive the next 6 in two weeks.

Some of these ground rules are easier to follow than others. They may require an inner healing and new awareness. Fortunately, this is available. Contact me if you have any questions or if I can support you in your quest for a great life.

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1 Comment

  1. Jan Villott says:

    There is so much wisdom in these 6 points!!

    Love you, my brother!!

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