Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living

We all work hard every day trying to make ends meet. We find ways to make our work efficient so we can get more things done. Our weakened economy bring added stress to do a great job and not make mistakes. Sometimes we can get away from the basics of what is truly important. We need to be reminded every once in a while of how we can simplify our lives, slow down a little, and enjoy the ride!

Here are the Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living: 

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 Rs:

  • 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, honourable 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’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 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.


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