Great Message

Recently I was given a copy of a booklet which is basically a compilation of motivational sayings, stories and other uplifting things which was put together by Jerry West and Gary Coson (both formerly of the Memphis Grizzlies).

There are some wonderful things in this compilation but one that is early in the booklet is from the Dalai Lama and I felt was extremely well thought out. Please understand, this has nothing to do with religion or politics but just some excellent thoughts!

Instructions for Life in the New Millenium 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 three 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 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 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.

  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 your love is 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

Just some excellent food for thought


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