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Post by hellspark72 on Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:37 am

A lot of Dale's rules and other values in the series resonate deeply with me. Through the years I have kept a list of the ones that I want to live by. Every reread adds to the list. Some are rephrased.

I thought it would be interesting to see which rules/values other readers pick up on. 

These are mine:

  • Allow yourself to be loved
  • Listen to what your body tells you
  • Don't force knowledge, it will come to you when you're ready
  • Don't fear (emotional) messes
  • Do no harm
  • Be in the moment
  • Take care of your body's needs and your appearance
  • Take note of good things, write them down
  • Eat, sleep and breathe
  • Any action done with intent has meaning and power
  • seek balance, Tohidu 
  • Create a quiet place to regroup, a quiet and relaxing atmosphere in your home
  • Don't let mindless noise and information block out what you're thinking and feeling
  • Spend lots of time outside, preferably barefoot, in direct contact with the earth
  • The only thing one needs to be ashamed of is failing to learn
  • Be respectful to others, especially to the people who love you
  • Get enough rest
  • Take pleasure in taking care of your home
  • It's alright to seek comfort from loved ones
  • Talk about what bothers you
  • Sleep with your windows wide open
  • Have pyjama-days
  • Actions show what you really mean, not words


I also learned from FCR that milk in my tea is soothing  Smile

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Post by Ranger52899 on Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:45 am

Patricia what a lovely list.
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Post by hellspark72 on Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:44 pm

I need to tell myself some of these, over and over, at the moment, so I made a list. I am teaching myself Copperplate handwriting, with old-fashioned pens and everything, and I plan on writing them on little cards and leave them all over the house and my office. This because I unfortunately don't have a Paul and/or Flynn to follow me around and force me to take care of myself.
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Post by robyn smith on Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:15 pm

I found Marcus Aurelius in my twenties and entering the (often political) workforce have always found this saying very meaningful. Now it reminds me of Jasper especially.   "If you do the task before you, always adhering to strict reason with zeal and energy and yet with humanity, disregarding all lesser ends and keeping the divinity within you pure and upright as though you were even now faced with it's recall: if you hold steadily to this, staying for nothing and shrinking from nothing, only seeking in each passing action a conformity with nature and in each word and utterance a fearless truthfulness, then shall the good life be yours. And from this course no man has the power to hold you back."

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Post by hellspark72 on Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:38 pm

Wow, Robin. That is a great quote. Very Jasper.
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Post by JL on Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:15 pm

This is a great and meaningful list.  Thank you!
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Post by Dizzy on Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:36 pm

Patricia, I love this list.   I think my favorite rule/value is one you already listed.   


Any action done with intent has meaning and power. 


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Post by DeeDee on Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:33 pm

Oh these are really great. I enjoyed and much needed the reminders.

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