Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Instructions for Life

My friend sent me this email which states that this is what The Dalai Lama has to say for 2008. I'm not sure about the source but these are great instructions for life.

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the 3 Rs - Respect yourself, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

7. When you realise you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend sometime alone everyday.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your value.

10. Remember that sometimes silence is the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with your loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to achieve it.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

1 comment:

The World According To Me said...

I like these.
I definitely know how to do the last one!