January 30, 2007

I N S T R U C T I O N S F O R L I F E

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 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 realise 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.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Posted at 12:11 PM

January 24, 2007

Enlightenment

Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you're being right now
Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone
Louis L'Armor
Posted at 08:56 AM

January 19, 2007

hmm

IN the root and stem of your own psyche, there is an accumulation of bad habits. If you cannot see through them and act independently of them, you will unavoidably get bogged down along the way
Yuansou
Posted at 09:44 AM

January 17, 2007

Quotes

Here and now contains eternity
- Taisen Deshimary
It doesn't matter what did or did not happen then. It only matters what happens NOW
- Cheri Huber
Posted at 12:33 PM

January 14, 2007

What I didn't know

I did not know that yesterday

Posted at 08:35 AM

January 10, 2007

More Fortune

Our mind is like a clear glass of water. If we put salt into the water, it becomes salt water; sugar, it becomes sugar water. But orginally the water is clear. No thinking, no mind. No mind, no problem
- Seung Sahn
Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and hour
- Stephen Leacock
Posted at 08:51 AM

January 05, 2007

Quotes again

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone... The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials
- Lin Yutang
Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and the beauty that are available now

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

As a solid rock is not shakes by the wind, the wise are not moved by praise or blame
-- The Dhammapada
Posted at 10:09 AM
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