Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Eighteen rules for living

At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama issued eighteen rules for living.

    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 three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. 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 friendship.

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

8. Spend some time alone every day.

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

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honourable 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 past.

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 give up in order to get it.

"I have red these so many times and it's interesting how each time I end up feeling drawn to a different rule, number 4 to me hit a nerve for some reason"
with love



Anonymous said...

I like this. #4 in addition to #2 ... these 2 really hit a chord with me. Thank you for sharing. I will print this out and place it in a spot where I will see it everyday.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing and bringing attention to what matters! This is up now on our fridge!
Love sis.... <3

Cecilia said...

Lovely friend :-)
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