Dalai Lama Rules of Living a Good Life:
1. Don’t let a dispute injure a great relationship.
We all have times in life when we argue with a loved one, a parent, a child or a friend. But it’s very important to be careful of what do we say when we are angry and to not let our ego overtake us. We can say hurtful things when we are mad, and those words will remain like an echo in our relationships.
2. Spend some time alone every day.
A little time alone is perfect for you to clear your mind. Take a few minutes for yourself every day, drink a tea or a coffee alone, take a short walk in the park or take a nice relaxing bath, giving yourself a little one on one time with your own thoughts.
3. In disagreement with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
We all tend to bring up mistakes from the past when we disagree with our loved ones. Don’t! Every disagreement that you have, talk it out in the present, find a solution for it and move on with your life. What is in the past needs to stay in the past.
4. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
On our way to success, we sacrifice a lot of things and we work hard to get where we want. Sometimes we even fail, but it’s important to keep going.
5. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
All people make mistakes. It’s human nature. But the most important thing is to learn from the mistakes we make. Otherwise, we’ll keep doing the same mistake over and over again and ask ourselves where do we do wrong. Everything in life can be a lesson if you know how to listen to it.
6. Follow the three R’s:
-Respect for yourself,
-Respect for others and
-Responsibility for all your actions.
The three R’s are probably the most important rules you could follow for a happy, peaceful life.
7. Once in a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.
Take a vacation. Visit a place you never visited before. Note all the destinations you wish to see and start taking them one at a time.
8. Learn from Failures.
Failure is something that happens to everyone. We all fail at some point in our lives. But rather than feeling like big losers and curl up into a ball crying ourselves to sleep, we should use these failures as opportunities to improve and grow stronger and better.
9. Do not harm other people.
Harming other people will only come back to haunt you. What goes around, always comes around. Lying about others, bullying, gossiping and using them is not good for the karma spirit.
10. Silence is your friend.
Sometimes it’s best to keep our mouths shut and say nothing more. Even if we really want to tell someone what we actually think of them, it’s better to stay quiet. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.