Wednesday, August 08, 2007


I am starting a new phase in my life now that my partner has deserted me. I am overwhelmed by the support and kindness shown by many friends from around the world.One friend sent me this mantra from the Dalai Lama. I would like to pass it on to all those who have supported me at my time of sadness.

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson

Follow the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect for other’s and Responsibility for all your actions

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Spend some time alone every day.

Open arms to change, but don’t let go of your values

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

Be gentle with the earth.

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.