This list was attributed to the Dalai Lama, but is actually from ‘Life’s Little Instruction Book’ by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Wherever they actually originated from, they are a great list to live by. I always have a copy in my kitchen somewhere.
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
Follow the three R’s:
– Respect for self,
– Respect for others and
– Responsibility for all your actions.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Spend some time alone every day.
Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honourable 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 your knowledge. It is the way to achieve immortality.
Be gentle with the earth.
Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
There are lots more that could be added to improve the list 🙂 Please feel free to add more in the comments section, here’s one I found on the ‘Life’s Little Instruction Book’ website that I will definitely have to add to my next reprint:
Call your mother
PS I have just found this great group ‘Bloggers for Peace‘ We hope someday you’ll join us…..
It doesn’t matter who said them first, they are worth repeating.
That’s what I thought! 🙂
They are a great set of lessons to live by.
I love them, I have had them on my fridge as it’s the only way I remember anything!
I need to get these tattooed on my arms, because I’ve heard them before, but I keep forgetting to practice them. Thanks for re-minding me, Barbara.
That would be one big tattoo! If I get one, it will say ‘To thine own self be true’
I need to get these programmed into the chip in my brain, so I start living the New Age Now! Thanks! B4Peace!
I keep a printout on my fridge. I look at it every day (my fridge I mean) to see what important things I have forgotten to do 🙂