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The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living February 7, 2013

Filed under: Holistic Psycotherapy,Miscellaneous,Support,Words to live by — relaxattranquility @ 3:45 pm

This morning at our Tranquility huddle (or as Dana likes to call it our “cuddle”) Loreta read these great rules from the Dalai Lama. Enjoy!

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve risk.
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs:
*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. (Loreta’s favorite rule!)
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, 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 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.

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