LESSONS OF LIFE
 
Looking beyond the words
It has been said, and I for one have found it to be very true, "that the simpliest lessons in life are not only the hardest lessons to learn, but they are also the most difficult lessons to put into practice".
 
Keeping things simple it would seem, is often a far more complex concept than it first appears.
 
I am sure you have probably hear the old expression, "read between the lines". That too is something that is much harder to do than it first appears. With that thought in mind I offer you the following words, and in each case I ask you to read between the lines.
 
I hope that in doing so they will help you as you journey down life's road.
 
 
SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF SELF HEALING
 
Health is inner peace
 
Practice love
 
The mind has no limit
 
All minds are joined
 
There is only "now"
 
Learn to listen
 
Practice forgiveness
 
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ON BEING WATCHFUL
 
Watch your thoughts - they become words.
 
Watch your words - they become actions.
 
Watch your actions - they become habits.
 
Watch your habits - they become character.
 
Watch your character - it becomes your destiny.
 
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THE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS
 
The 6 most important words : I admit I made a mistake.
 
The 5 most important words : You did a good job.
 
The 4 most important words : What is your opinion?
 
The 3 most important words : If you please.
 
The 2 most important words : Thank you.
 
The 1 most important word  : We.
 
The least important word is : I.
 
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A MODERN SAMURAI CODE
 
Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
 
Talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
 
Make all your friends feel something special.
 
Look for good in everyone.
 
Think only of the best - work only for the best - expect only the best
 
Be as happy about the success of others as you are about your own.
 
Give everyone a smile.
 
Be to big for worry and to noble for anger
 
Spend time improving yourself - then you will have no time to criticize others

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Part the clouds - see the way.
 
"The objective of karate-do is to contribute to the evolution
of the human spirit through physical and mental training."
Sensei Peter Lindsay