I received this uplifting message today from our Treasurer, Mick Lewin. Although I can't be sure, I suspect that it is from Mick's own authoral "pen", as he is a gifted and much-published writer of inspirational articles and reflective prose. Mick edited "Buddhist Reflections on Death and Bereavement", free copies of which are still available on request, with a donation towards post and package.
In style and spirit the passage bears the hallmarks of Mick's mentality: vigorous, encouraging, positive and brimming over with thankfulness for life and its opportunities to do something for others.
Thanks for this, Mick, and let's have more.....
RULES FOR LIFE
Tomorrow comes to us fresh and clean asking us what we have learnt from yesterday in order to make a new start
Deep within us, to bring to the surface, is a sacred obligation to live well. Never forget this.
Have a vision in life. Cultivate a plan to work towards otherwise random conditions
will make one for you, which you may not possibly like, or you may not even be aware of - although you might be living it now
Strive, make every effort to work hard in order to achieve the results you need.
Life is a never ending process of constant discovery and revelation. Push yourself into new, exciting areas of growth and remember that in every situation there are lessons to be learnt
Always remain positive in your outlook knowing that you cannot enter the new until you have let go of the old
Stand in your own light, confident and affirmative in your own actions. Never allow others to overshadow you with their negativity
Startle and surprise yourself with fresh, invigorating thought.
Listen to the wake up calls that will take you off to adventure. Live life fully engaged, attentive and committed.
Make a pact with yourself to grow and develop as an onward going commitment. Make a list of new ventures to undertake - as if you only had one more year to live
Enjoy yourself – seek out joy and laughter
Support and encourage others
Set aside periods of quiet and solitude in order to reflect more - meditate
Be grateful for all the gifts and lessons that enter your life
GOOD LUCK – JOURNEY WELL