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The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living


The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama apparently issued eighteen rules for living. Since word travels slowly in the digital age these have only just reached me. Here they are. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, …

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10 Compelling and Facinating Quotes From Buddha


Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha was a spiritual teacher from ancient India. He lived around the time of 500BC and from his teachings, Buddhism was formed. Gautama was known to his followers as the Buddha or “Awakened One” (“Buddha” is also sometimes translated as “The Enlightened One”). Siddhārtha was born in a Royal Hindu family. Although his father ensured …

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30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30


In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives.  I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title.  Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site.  A medley of both fiction and nonfiction, these great …

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Quotes / 10 Sentences that Can Change Your Life


#1 “People aren’t against you; they are for themselves.” #2 “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” #3 “You learn more from failure than from success; don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” #4 “The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending …

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50 Lessons I wish I had learned earlier / Quotes


You’re stronger than you think you are. Mistakes teach you important lessons.  Every time you make one, you’re one step closer to your goal. Cycling the Peruvian desert There is nothing to hold you back except you. You can press forward long after you can’t.  It’s a matter of wanting it bad enough. No matter how …

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