From the archives of some theosophical e-mail lists.
From: MaryAnne Stevenson
Thompson by way of Simone Maldonado
Date: Mon Sep 4, 2000
Subject: [wholeness] instructions......
Dear Family: one more piece that came to me from my friend and was good to me. In Love and Light, Simone
> Instruction 1:
> "NEVER laugh at anyone's dream."
> Instruction 2
> "Never let little dispute injure great friendship."
> Instruction 3
> "Remember that no time is ever wasted that makes
> people better friends."
> Instruction 4
> "There are people who will always come up with reasons why you can't do what you
> want to do.
> Ignore them."
> Instruction 5
> "Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost
> Instruction 6
> "Don't admire people for their wealth but for the creative & generous ways they put it to
> Instruction 7
> "Never betray a trust."
> Instruction 8
> "Be open and accessible. The next person you meet could become your best friend."
> Instruction 9
> "Be as friendly to the janitor as you are to the chairman of the board."
> Instruction 10
> "Spend some time alone."
> Instruction 11
> "If you want to do something and you feel in your bones that it's the right thing to do, do
> it. Intuition is often as important as the facts."
> Instruction 12
> "Pay as much attention to the things that are working positively in your life as you do to
> those that are giving you trouble."
> Instruction 13
> "Open your arms to change but don't let go of your values."
> Instruction 14
> "You maybe fortunate and make a lot of money. But be sure your work involves
>something that enriches your spirit as well as your bank account."
> Instruction 15
> "When opportunity knocks, invite it to stay for dinner."
> Instruction 16
> "Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy
> it a second time."
> Instruction 17
> "Don't think people at the top of their profession have all the answers. They don't."
> Instruction 18
> "Be humble and polite, but don't let anyone push you around."
> Instruction 19
> Happiness is not when we get because we have taken. It is when we have taken because
> we were given.