Tuesday, September 25, 2007

There’s a tag or a meme or an idea going round at the moment. Your ‘Eight Rules To Live By.” I found 8 a bit restrictive and since I don’t mind being tagged, I’m not much of a tagger so consider yourselves all tagged and have a go. After thinking about my rules for life, they weren’t vastly different to this Nepali Tantra Totem which I’ve had for quite a while, tucked somewhere in the recesses of my C Drive:

  • 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. 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 friendship.
  • When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  • Spend some time alone.
  • 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. Do all you can to create a tranquil, harmonious home.
  • In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
  • Share your knowledge. It's 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.
  • Call your mother.
  • Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon

5 comments:

Kate said...

Very Zen, in a Nepali sort of way.

I'm working on mine. I'm working on a lot of lists all the sudden.

I should make a list of all the lists... no. I'll just stop there.

Baino said...

Hay Kate . . long time no comment! I had a bit of trouble being creative and so I nicked it from someone else but it fits my philosophy.

Grannymar said...

Today I have only one rule for life.

Get up, stay up and SMILE!

Daz said...

It's a way to achieve immortality.

When I become unkillable, I will spare you.

Baino said...

GM: A good sentiment all round
DAZ: I thought you were unkillable after last weekend! And thanks, glad to be on the spareworthy list!