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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Instructions for Life

This was actually sent to me as one of those "send this to a million friends within 30 seconds and you will have good luck" emails! To be honest I normally think they're a bit silly and just delete them, but I really love the sentiments in this one and thought they were worth sharing. These are words from the Dalai Lama - 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 3 R's - respect for self, respect for others, and 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 relationship. 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 is 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.


  1. Oh Angie this is wonderful! I'm sending D over to have a read, he'll love it! Thanks!♥

  2. Angie...this is a great posting! Thank you for sharing!


  3. This is wonderful Angie. Do you mind if I use it on my Facebook page? I try and put up little words of wisdom regularly. This is pefect! Thanks for sharing this.

  4. If we all could only live our lives as the Buddha. I will be passing this one on soon, if you don't mind.

    Lovely lovely post Angie!

  5. Thanks everyone! Laurie and Rocki yes, of course - feel free to pass it on!