I wrote this in 1990 as a reminder to myself. I was sitting on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii contemplating my life. Would it apply universally?

Ten Commandments of Life by Bonnee Klein Gilligan

  • FIRST – Fully and unconditionally love yourself. Recognize your Divinity. Honor yourself.
  • SECOND – Unconditionally love and accept others. Recognize their Divinity and honor them.
  • THIRD – Take responsibility for your actions. You always have a choice; how you feel, act or what you say. Act, don’t react.
  • FOURTH – Be a Master of Divine expression. Live the Universal Laws of Love, Peace, Truth.
  • FIFTH – You create your life (by your choices, feelings and actions). Live in joy.
  • SIXTH – Let go and allow (let God). Listen to and follow, unconditionally, your small quiet voice; your spirit (God).
  • SEVENTH – Be thankful and humble. Give thanks for what you have and receive. Be grateful.
  • EIGHT – Your sustenance comes from inside you (God). Trust. You will always be provided for.
  • NINTH – Your body is the temple of your soul. Nurture and care for yourself.
  • TENTH – Live in the present moment. Life can only be experienced NOW.
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