Inspiration: Instructions for Life

While this list was first published in 2006 by The Dalai Lama, it is timeless in the message.  I've printed it out and plan to put it in MANY places around my home and office.  I hope you'll enjoy the inspiration as much as I have in reading it.


20 Ways to Get Good Karma

Instructions for Life by 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 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. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

20. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.


Dream. Believe. Achieve.
Jan / Healthy Loser Gal

4 comments:

Bring Pretty Back January 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM  

amen. all of this is so true.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Joyce Cherrier January 20, 2012 at 10:36 AM  

A great list to live by. The longer I'm on the planet the more I feel that health is so much more than exercise and nutrition. Loved reading this and definitely worth printing!

Michelle January 25, 2012 at 7:39 PM  

This made me smile! Do you think stealing toilet paper rolls = bad karma?

Speakers Speaker May 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM  

I think you’ve made some truly interesting points. Not too many people would actually think about this the way you just did.