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Nov 26, 1998 03:48 PM
by M K Ramadoss
Here is something I saw at www.sequel.net/peace, the Philippines Theosophical website. mkr ====================================================== Here are the eight suggestions for a healthy and fruitful life by Geoffrey Hodson. Eight Rules on the Art of Living Geoffrey Hodson, a prolific writer on spiritual and theosophical subjects, gives these guidelines based on a long and fruitful life: 1. Do not continually look for trouble. There are two things about which one should never worry. The first is things that cannot be altered. The second is things that can. 2. Learn to like to work, thus avoiding work tension arising when work is disliked. 3. Have a hobby which gets the mind off work tension. During work relax occasionally and briefly think of the hobby. 4. Learn to like people. Avoid a grudge against anyone, for this is disastrous. We have to live with people, so let us learn to like them. 5. Be satisfied when the situation is such that you cannot easily change it. If you cannot easily change the situation, adjust yourself to it. 6. Learn to accept adversity. Do not let it defeat you. Do not brood on trouble and do not wallow in self-pity. 7. Learn to say the cheerful, humorous thing. Never say the mean or the cruel thing. Help others to feel better and you will feel better yourself. 8. Meet problems with decision. Decide what you are going to do and then stop thinking about it.