Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Life In The New Millenium: A Message From The Dalai Lama

Yesterday, preparatory to moving, I was doing some rather tedious cleaning of the house, and came across an old newspaper clipping stuck to the side of the fridge.  I've reproduced it below:
  1. Take into account that great love and great achievement 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 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 somewhere 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 in order to get it.
  19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon. 

    Spring Mountain Sunset, Oregon

1 comment:

  1. I like this and the photo is beautiful.I'm going to put it in by collection of poems and saying that i keep.