Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thoughtful Words

Lillies of the Valley from Mom & Dad's heritage garden last summer

I have been getting back into Blogland slowly, dipping my toes in here, and here. These two writers bring me great joy whenever I stop in. I was reading this blog today and stumbled over this bit of prose by the Dalai Lama that she had posted a few days back. I really admire her blog--it is spare but filling at the same time--it comforts me.

So, I thought I would share the words with you that she shared with her readers. They seem fitting for today.

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

Spend some time alone every day.

Live a good, honourable life.

Then when you get older and think back,
you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

Learn the rules, so you know how to break them properly.

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Be gentle with the Earth.

Remember the best relationship is one in which your
love for each other exceeds your need for each other.


Stephanie said...

Those are beautiful words, Allison. I'm so thankful that you are finding some comfort during this time. I can't even imagine what you're going through. big hugs to you. xoxo

alice c said...

Sometimes a familiar routine can be so helpful and absorbing yourself in another world just for a moment can help you deal with the next few hours.

You are always welcome at ChezMagpie.