Jan 18, 2009

Instructions from the Dalai Lama

Red Solar System by Finijo
My friend Dawn sends me inspiration from time to time, and today she sent me instructions from the Dalai Lama on how to live. They are simple, but maybe simply is the best way to live our lives.

Dalai Lama's Instructions

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

2. When you lose, don’t lose the idea.

3. Follow the three R’s:Respect for self 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 realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

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

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

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

14. Share your knowledge. It’s 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 in which your love for each other exceeds
your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to five up in order to get it.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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