Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Instructions for Life

In email I received these instructions (attributed to the Dalai Lama, 2005) with direction to read them slowly, think them over, and then send them on their way. Thanks, Kat.

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 three "R's"
        • respect for self
        • respect for others
        • responsibility for all your actions
  4. Spend some time alone every day.
  5. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
  6. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  7. Live a good and honorable life; then, when you are old, you'll be able to enjoy it again.
  8. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for life.
  9. In disagreements with those you love, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
  10. Share your knowledge.
  11. Be gentle with the earth.
  12. Once every year, go someplace you have never been before.

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Winston said...

Great set of instructions! It is most unusual to see the likes of the last 2 in any prescription for how to live one's life, but they are most appropriate...

Sentinel 47 said...

I love this. I need a list just about now. Thank you for passing it on!