Balance is Beautiful

Upon opening my inbox this morning, I received a forward from the original Mr. Lontok with mindful reminders to live a balanced life. Thank you dad for not only sharing it, but being a living example yourself.

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Dalai Lama: 2009

Take into account that great love and great achievements involves great risk.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

Follow the three R's: Respect for Self, Respect for Others and 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 relationship.

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Spend some time alone every day.

Open your arms to change, but don't give up 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 the second time.

A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

Share your knowledge, it is a way to achieve immortality.

Be gentle with the Earth.

Once a year, go some place you've never been before.

Remember 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.

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.