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Instructions for Life

               

What do we wish for in the New Year? A three part series of easy to read advice as recommended by our very own Andrea Kwiatkowski. This week, 16 instructions for life from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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  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
  1. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  2. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  3. Do not let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
  4. When you realize you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  5. Spend some time alone every day.
  6. Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.
  7. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  8. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you will be able to enjoy it a second time.
  9. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  10. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  11. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
  12. Be gentle with the earth.
  13. Once a year, go some place you have never been before.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Instructions for Life

    1. Edith Johnson Post author

      Glad you like the ideas Holly! It’s a great idea to get a daily meditation into your routine – just remember to start gently on yourself, maybe even just a few minutes, and you can build up from there. Good luck!

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