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8 things to make life better

Nov 26, 1998 03:48 PM
by M K Ramadoss

Here is something I saw at, the Philippines
Theosophical  website.


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

8. Meet problems with decision. Decide what you are going to do and then
stop thinking about it.

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