It is important to not only learn, but also remember the lessons we learn. Also it’s important to accept the phase of forgetfulness (as it will come often)and to trust that change is the life of life. It is not that we don’t know what needs to be remembered. But, we often forget the lessons. This is a list of few lessons I have learnt, I write them in the hope of remembering them often.
1. Live Life.
We are not eternal people! Live the life you have got. Do not depend on near death experiences to realise its impermanence.
2. Intuition- pay attention to it.
Listen to the inner voice. It will always guide you.
3. Smile – because you want to!
You don’t need a special occasion to just feel happy. If you want to be happy, be!
4. Health – an asset which is the most neglected.
Take care of your body. It is important, very important to take care of what you reside in!
5. Stretch your minds, Explore.
There is an ocean of art and knowledge that exists. Learn as much as you can and enjoy.
Make this life more productive with experiences that you really enjoy.
6. Do something for others.
It really feels great to do something for others.
Feeding a hungry stray dog and loving it can make you feel just great.
7. Be kind to people. Talk lovingly to them.
You are making their world much better by being kind to them.
Take responsibility of yourself and everything about your life. Do everything you need, all by yourself,without expecting much from others.
Focus on people’s intentions more than their actions.
There is always a reason behind what they do.
10. Apply 9 to yourself too.
Have a positive self image.
11 Be grateful for what you have, always be.
Have a nice sleep every night and begin your day with a nice smile.
12. Believe in the power of your potential.
Believe that you are capable and expect great outcomes from yourself.
13. People are different from you.
Imagine people as the tiger from the movie The life of pi.
Even if they are not tigers, they possibly can be as different as it was in the movie.
14. Realise the impermanence of people.
When you find yourself in a challenging situation, or when you want to have positive feelings
for a person, only remind yourself that he is not eternal too. Remember the good things about people.
There will always be some.
15. Do good to everyone, yes everyone.
You do good, and it will come back to you. The reverse is true too!
16. Do what you love.
It’s a gift to have something that you love doing.
17. Give space.
Give people the chance to get close to you too.
Give them space. Your focus can be different from theirs.
18. Pray for everyone. Trust.
Dream of a better world.
19. Remember this quote:
“I’ve been popular and unpopular successful and unsuccessful loved and loathed and I know how meaningless it all is. Therefore I feel free to take whatever risks I want.”- Madonna
20. When life challenges you, know that life is more important than the challenges, and you already have it with you.
21. Focus on improving yourself.
22. Live in the present.
Thats all I remember for now. 🙂