The Dalai Lama leaves us with a very good reflexion about life:
1- Let go of people who only get into your life to share complaints, problems, stories of disaster or fear, and who judge others. If someone is looking for a rubish bin to throw their garbage, make sure it is not into your mind.
2- Pay your bills on time. The same way, you must collect from those who owe you or let them go from your life in case it is impossible to collect. Debts don’t expire with time, even when the law protects you; be responsible, it is better to collect payments cent by cent, than to lose your precious energy and your word.
3- Keep your promises. If you have not kept it, ask yourself why you resist. You are always in your right to change your opinion, to apologize, to compensate, to renegotiate and to find another alternative towards a promise you have not kept; but that must not become a habit. The best way to avoid doing something you don’t want to do, is saying NO from the beginning.
4- When posible, do away with or delegate those tasks you prefer not to do and dedicate your time to doing what you like best. Even though you must not run away from your responsibilities and that is not possible all the time, sometimes due to control and because we don’t give ourselves the chance, we go on losing our time on trivialities and we abandon that which is really meaningful in our life.
5- Give yourself the chance to rest if you find yourself in a time when you need it, and give yourself permission to act when you find a moment of oportunity. Nature has rhythms and so does your life. Not acting at the appropriate moment takes away your energy, and not stopping when you need it, does the same thing.
6- Thow away, gather and organize, nothing takes away more energy than an untidy place full of things from the past that you don’t need anymore. One by one, take each paper, each souvenir and even each dream and choose.
7- Give priority to your health, without the machine which is your body working to its maximum, you can’t do much. Sunbathe in the afternoon, meditate, breath, take a bath in the sea, do some exercise outdoors, listen to your body and eliminate toxines. Make an appointment with your doctor and check if you have needs of some minerals or vitamins. Eat fresh and organic foods (without pesticides); work on prevention in order to avoid the crisis of a disease.
8- Face toxic situations that you are now tolerating, from rescuing a friend or a relative, to tolerating negative actions from your mate, and take the necessary action. Resigning to a situation and feeling you don’t have the control, will only drain you.
9- Accept. It is not resignation, but nothing makes you lose more energy than resisting and fighting against a situation that you cannot change. Deliver to the Universe, you can always choose your way and flow without attachments until you get to your riverside safely.
10- Forgive, let go of a situation that is causing pain, you can always choose to leave pain in your memory.
Being connected to life and its love is the greatest source of energy, while fear, bitterness and anger are the most frequent blockers. Focus on the present, living in the past or in the future will only drain your present.
Remember you are in possesion of a fortune, life gave you a present, an account full of heart beats, use them with awareness, don’t waste them and you will be happy, beat by beat.