- 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 relationship.
- 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, honorable 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 a way to achieve immortality.
- Be gentle with the earth.
- Once a year, go someplace 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.
- If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
- If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
After reading these I am thinking that the Dalai Lama must have participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. So many of these qualities/ life lessons the participants already embody. Those of us that have participated before always tell people that for 3-Days, it is like the world should be all the time. People have in the excitement of the moment, left things behind, ( sometimes very expensive items ) but they get returned. You see a fellow 3-Dayer and you are genuinely concerned for their well being even though you have just met. Some people call it Pink washed, I like to think of it as a higher level of kindness. To truly treat others as you would like to be treated. I printed out this list of 20, it is hanging next to my mirror as a constant reminder of how we should always try to be. Trust me when I tell you that at times I am guilty of being less then Zen and I lose my cherub like demeanor. Life is about learning, and every day we are here, we have the opportunity to make a positive change & difference, to touch a life.