to the emails gracing many in boxes of late, this is what The Dalai Lama
has to say on the millennium, which began 01/01/2001. All it takes
is a few seconds to read and think about.
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
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,
honorable 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
14. Share your
knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the
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.
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