Some life advise from the Dali Lama for 2009

I received this in an email sent to me by Mr. Erklin, my beloved high school art teacher.  Erk, a big kiss for this.

My instructions were to pass this on and good things would happen to me, so instead of forwarding it on, I thought I’d make a blog post out of it.  I think it is full of some very valuable life advise that we all can use.  It’s thought provoking, and intended to help people find joy and enlightenment.  Read on.  It might appeal to  you, too.

  • Remember silence is sometimes the best answer.

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

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

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

  • Share you knowledge.  It is a way to achieve immortality.

  • Be gentle with the earth.

  • Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.

  • Remember the best relationship is one in which your love for eachother exceeds your need for eachother.

  • Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

  • Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

  • Take into account great love and great achievements in a great risk.

  • When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

  • Follow the three R’s.  Respect for Self.  Respect for others and Respect for your actions.

  • Spend some time alone every day.

  • When you realize you made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

  • Don’t let a little dispute ruin a great relationship.

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

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

  • Open arms to change, but don’t give up your values.

3 thoughts on “Some life advise from the Dali Lama for 2009”

  1. This is a GREAT post! All of this is wonderful advice, and something I needed to read right now. I know if I practice just one rule I will be such a better person for it. Thanks Em!


  2. You know me, Em, I’m the practical, rational one. I would never take these or any lists of axioms and follow literally, because I thought of lots of contradictions between them just reading them. BUT, they are good things to consider when needing to size up the decisions of life. I will add many of them to my list of considerations. Thanks for sharing.


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