Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A wise man once said...

I recently came across a quote by Dali Lama which I absolutely loved. I had planned to use it as a quote of the day but after some investigation, I found an extension of the quote which I must share. I know it may be a little dated but I feel like it speaks such great advice.

Dali Lama's words for the year 2000
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. 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, honorable life. Then when you get older and think
back, you'll be able 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.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

I think if everyone lived their lives according to these words, we'd all be happier and little better off. (p.s. the original quote I found and loved was #1)

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this so many times before, but it never gets old. I love re-reading it because it reminds me to live my life this way.

    Thanks for posting!

    ~ Jen