on what may happen in the future; do focus on what's happening
now and what I can do about it. We have only the present
moment, and I know from experience that my actions now based
on possible future problems are often wastes of my time, for
those problems tend not to materialize, as they're figments of
my imagination, creations of my fear.
hold on to anger and resentment; do work hard to let go of
these things and focus more on the positive. This way,
my interior life will be more relaxed and more balanced, and I
won't eat myself up from the inside out for things that are
completely beyond my control. I know plenty of people
who refuse to let go of things, and they make themselves
miserable while the people around them just shake their heads
and say "What a shame."
Don't take the easy way out by doing things that I know aren't
right. I may need money, but stealing it is wrong.
I may have made a mistake, but hiding it will only make
matters worse later. Do try to do what's right and best
at all times. This way, I'm giving myself a chance to
have more positive things in my future, rather than setting
myself up for having to pay for my mistakes.
try to build myself up by breaking or keeping other people
down. Do try to build up others at all times. This
way, I'm helping to develop strong, courageous people all
Don't give up
as soon as things look tough or bleak, and don't give in to
discouragement. Do persevere when I believe that it's
important to see something through to its end. When I do
this, I'm not doing something that will make me feel weak or
useless later, and I am doing something that will benefit me
in the long run.
try to do everything myself. Do ask for and accept help
when it makes sense to do so. If I do this, I'll help
myself by learning from those who help me, and I'll help
others by letting them help me--I know it's helping them
because of how good I feel when I'm able to help someone else.
very sure that there are more ways that I can brighten my
world by avoiding certain actions and following through on
others. What I find most important, though, is simply to
be aware that there are certain things that I shouldn't be
doing if I wanted to live a happy and fulfilling life; and I
can make my day and my world a bit brighter by doing the
"opposite" of those things. And every little
bit of light that we can bring into this world will be helpful
to everyone in the long run.