Zen : Instructions for Life


~ Surround yourself with beauty ~

~ Work like you don’t need the money ~

~ Love as if you’ve never been hurt ~

~ Follow your dreams. Never laugh at anyone else’s dreams ~

~ Be inspiring. Surround yourself with people that inspire you ~

~ Remember the compliments you receive. Forget the insults ~

~ Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own ~

~ Force yourself. Getting what you want is simple, but it isn’t easy ~

~ Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably ~

~ Don’t be reckless with other peoples hearts. Don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours ~

~ Enjoy the little things. One day you may look back and realize they were the big things ~

~ Believe in love at first sight ~

~ When you say, “I love you”, mean it ~

~ Be optimistic about the future. You create it for yourself ~

~ Remember that happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it ~

~ Begin each day as if it were on purpose ~

~ Talk slowly but think quickly ~

~ Let your actions speak louder than words ~

~ Be thoughtful, but remember to spend some time clearing your mind ~

~Remember that spiteful words will only hurt their feelings, but silence will break their heart.

~ Become the change you want to see in the world ~

~ In disagreements, fight fairly ~

~ Fill your home with love, it’s the foundation for your life ~

~ Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it ~

~ Don’t ever let life pass you by ~

~ Don’t frown because you never know who is falling in love with your smile ~

~ Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully ~

~ Tell the truth ~

~ Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk ~

~ Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded ~

~ Sometimes it’s better to let go and see if they come back, than to hold on and see if they let go ~

~ When you lose, don’t lose the lesson ~

~ Respect your self. Respect others. Respect your elders ~

~ Take responsibility for your actions ~

~ Trust your intuition ~

~ Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship ~

~ Never underestimate the power of forgiveness ~

~ Reality is only for those who lack imagination, find a way around it ~

~ Stand up for those that are being treated unfairly ~

~ Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely ~

~ Embrace every opportunity to reinvent yourself ~

~ Listen to your heart. Act with your head ~

~ Don’t work so hard that you completely forget about the people that want to play with you ~

~ Do one thing everyday that scares you ~

~ Be nice to your siblings. They’ll be with you all your life ~

~ Make new friends but cherish the old ones ~

~ Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today ~

~ Don’t burn your bridges. The more you build, the more you can cross ~

~ Don’t use a lot where a little will do ~

~ Be courageous. When you look back you’ll think about the things you didn’t do more than the things you did ~

~ Make the most of yourself because that’s all there is of you ~

~ Listen more than you talk ~

~ Watch the moon, the stars, sunrises and sunsets ~

~ When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it ~

~ When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eye ~

~ Try and fail, but don’t fail to try ~

~ Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice ~

~ Marry your best friend ~

~ Remember other peoples birthdays ~

~ Spend some time alone ~

~ Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures ~

~ Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child ~

~ Never regret anything that made you smile ~

~ Sometimes you’ve just got to get over it and move on, but only if it’s not worth fighting for ~

~ Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values ~

~ Don’t be afraid to say no ~

~ Never deprive someone of hope, it might be all they have ~

~ Make things happen, take the initiative. Lead and others will follow ~

~ Be creative ~

~ Insist upon yourself. Be daring. Be first. Be different. Be original ~

~ Don’t judge people by their friends and family ~

~ Learn to listen. Opportunities sometimes knock very softly ~

~ Don’t worry so much ~

~ Learn the rules and then break some ~

~ Be what you are. It’s the first step in becoming better then you are ~

~ Wake up knowing what you’re going to do that day ~

~ Reply to the people that write to you. They took the time to reach out, the least you can do is acknowledge it ~

~ Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference ~

~ Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer ~

~ Don’t make procrastination a habit ~

~ Keep your promises ~

~Remember that it’s better to love someone you cant have, then to have someone you can’t love ~

~ Sit up straight. Have good posture ~

~ Don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to do with your life ~

~ Step out of your comfort zone ~

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

~ Practice makes perfect ~

~ Enjoy life’s journey, because you’ll never know where you’ll end up ~

~ Do the things you cannot do ~

~ Never judge other people harsher than you would judge yourself ~

~ Never treat someone as a priority if that someone treats you like an option ~

~ Listen to everyone’s advice ~

~ Help others. Ask for help when you need it ~

~Don’t forget the things that were once very important, even if they aren’t anymore ~

~ Live life with out regrets ~

~ Memorize your favorite song ~

~ Experiment with the way you sleep, you spend a third of your life doing it ~

~ Read between the lines ~

~ Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality ~

~ Be gentle with the earth. Plant trees ~

~ Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want ~

~ Never interrupt when you are being flattered ~

~ Train your body. Train your mind ~

~ Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck ~

~ Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before ~

~ If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. It’s wealth’s greatest satisfaction ~

~If you want others to be happy, be compassionate ~

~ Don’t be afraid of failure. It’s a chance to start again ~

~ Don’t cheat ~

~ Ask of others only what you would be willing to do yourself ~

~ Never take action when you’re angry~

~ When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on ~

~ Remember the biggest mistake is believing that there is only one right way to listen, to talk and to have a relationship ~

~ And don’t take life so seriously, it’s not like you’re getting out alive anyway ~








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