Monday, March 5, 2007

Instructions For Life

This is a short but nice reading. This is what the Dalai Lama has to say for 2005. All it takes is a few seconds to read and think over.

  • Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  • Follow the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions
  • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. (I really hope this is true, but time will tell)
  • Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  • Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
  • When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  • Spend some time alone everyday.
  • Open arms to changes, but don't let go of your values.
  • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  • Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  • A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  • In disagreement with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
  • Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
  • Be gentle with the earth.
  • Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
  • Remember that the best relationship is the one which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  • Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  • Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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