Rules for living

Rules for life and rules for living are quite different, if you think about it.

dalai lamiI ran across this and I think it’s worth sharing.

From the Dalai Lama I’ve been told.

I met him once, years ago, when I was a reporter and he was passing through.

I was – and am still – impressed.

This has nothing to do with religion, but everything to do with goodness and common sense.
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Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

Follow the three Rs:
Respect for self
Respect for others
Responsibility for all your actions.

Not getting what you want can sometimes be a wonderful stroke of luck.

Spend some time alone every day.

Remember that 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.

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

Share your knowledge.
It’s a way to achieve immortality.

Be gentle with the earth.

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

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

Good stuff.

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