Below is the text of an email I received this morning. I'm not one to pass along chain mail, but I really liked the message, so I thought I'd share it here.This is what the Dalai Lama has to say for 2005. All it takes is a few seconds to read and think over, and then pass it along.Instructions For Life1. 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 R's:
Respect for self4. Remember that not getting what you want is often 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 relationship.7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.8. Spend some time alone each day.9. Open 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 situtation. 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.
Respect for others
Responsibility for all your actions.