by Lori Deschene & You

Life Lessons
The Most Important

Things You’ll Ever

but I think most agree that life's about learning. "What's the most important thing you'll ever learn?" I’ve compiled their answers into a guide for all of us. We all have that potential within us. You learn that people sometimes hurt you. We're all students and teachers. People often debate the meaning of life and how we should live it. It's about being a little wiser and more self aware today than yesterday. Then just when you think you have it all figured out. That the things you expect will make you happy sometimes fall horribly short. Either way.It all starts so simply. the future can sometimes surprise you. Then it starts getting more complicated. and carry the 1. your world cracks open and reminds you there's still so much to learn. You learn to tie your shoes. and using that wisdom to make the world a better place than you found it. how to be. The most influential people in the world have both the courage to inspire and the humility to be inspired. who to trust. recite your ABCs. You start collecting ideas about how the world works and how you should operate within it--what to do. or skip to the section most relevant to you. You may want to read it all. vulnerable and powerful--and that's a beautiful thing. I asked them. enjoy! . I'm honored that many of these people are connected to Tiny Buddha on Facebook. That even if you plan as best you can.

(Doris C. Love never leaves us. No matter how much you think you know you never know everything. (Carol Mcbride-Safford) 7. Don't judge. Roberta Palynchuk. (Karen Murphy) 4. Valdespino) 6. (Nataša Pastor) 8. (Helen Fitzgerald Formerly Clipsham) 11. (Tami Sartori-Santoro) . they teach you so much more then you could ever teach them. Let your guard down with people and generally be fearless. (Michael Love) 3. You must be willing to forgive if you want to be forgiven. (Liza Cochran) 10. Others can only love you as much as I love yourself! (LeEtta LaFontaine) 9. Sarah Hans. Practice kindness in everything you do. Jennifer Fulton and Amy Barron) 2. Being a mom is the best gift in the world. You get what you give so be generous. Love the people that you are with and enjoy the moment. Erin Rogers Kronman.” (Laurel Sheck) 13. (Karen Farmiloe) 12. (Molly Rice.LOVE 1. Love (and be loved in return). Treat yourself the way you want to be treated. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. A broken open heart is the ultimate teacher. (Jennifer Mansavage) 5.

(Cathy Tichy) 17. Life is an unpredictable journey.MEANING 14. Life is about people—it's about the quality of relationships we have with each other. (Stephanie Paris) . Sometimes the hokey pokey is what it is all about. Life is empty and meaningless and we get to add the meaning to our lives. Enjoy the view. (Michael Castro) 16. (Snow Bui) 15. You know where it will end but how you will get there is uncertain.

Laugh often and don’t take yourself so seriously. (Jocelyn Daily and Almeta Kilgo) 25. (Barbara Harrington) 29. You can't control others' behaviors but you can control how you react and respond to them. Happiness is not a destination. Health—no health. rarely. You are responsible for your own happiness. (Jamie Hoang) 21. love will come. (Larry Chernis and Elysia Cordero) 19. Happiness is a state of mind and it can be achieved now. (Alenka Poredoš) . (Sally Glennon) 31. it is a journey. Strive for friendship. (Yael Lichtmann Versluys) 32. (Karla Gardner) 24. happiness will come. (Sudha Nambisan) 27. (Diana Sena) 23. (Cyndi Lopez) 28. Concentrate on being happy and at peace. where you seek it. Happiness is where you find it. no wealth. Be grateful. Let life flow and go its way.HAPPINESS 18. Strive for contentment. Live simply that others may simply live. don't try to change it. (Bob Barnham) 30. (Barbara Harrington) 22. Be nice even if others are not nice to you. Don’t take things for granted. Let it be. but wanting what you have. (James Lee) 20. It's not about having what you want. Never depend on others for happiness. no happiness! (Jane Lee) 26.

(Alexandra Tursi) 38. (Theresa Jackson) 37. Persevere. It's okay to draft and revise your plans and life. Reach for the top shelf. ever. Your decisions are based on either love or fear—never. Nothing is impossible. (Kali Liveatfive Radke) 39. (Kath Duffy) 34. Never give up! (Cindy Veber White) 40. Work hard. You can always get what you want! Just go for it and do your best! (Anna Červinková) 35. Start where you are. (Eddie Dengg) 42.POSSIBILITIES 33. You're bound to get something good! Reach for the bottom and that's all you will get. (Deanna Fahlman) 36. ever give up! (Don La Franchi) . You have to put yourself out there to get anything in return. do right and amazing things will happen. Attitude=altitude! (Carrie Chrisman Keller) 41.

Look constructively at conflict. Worrying solves nothing. (John Lawson) 48. outside influences cannot control your emotions. Don't simply assign blame to others—look to yourself as well. (Rick Colman) 49. (Veronica Alvarez) 51. (Keith Casey) 46. Exercising patience in situations where you have no control is vital. (Jessica Hankins) 50. but it eventually brings peace.PEACE 43. Your anger is not due to outside stimuli. Holding on to anger is like holding on to a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone—only one person gets hurt. (John Whyte) 47. (Sandie Roman) 44. Be at peace when there is chaos all around you. (Shuchi Kapoor) 45. (Jayne Scott) 52. To be able to bring peace to the world and to others you have to find that peace within yourself first. You control how you feel. (Lian Li) . It comes with patience and pain. De-expect. Peace comes from within.

(Kathi Ledesma Palmer) 61. Astrid Ramge and Kim Power) 55. (Linda Biery Wickelhaus) 58. so don't worry about it. Serna and Ray Hung and Omer Toledano) 54. (Diego Felipe Villa. (Maryanne Dell) 59. (Ben Crushcov) 62. every situation that arises. and every setting you find yourself in—these things are reflections of your state of mind/being. Never ever take life for granted and savor every moment. What you think is what you become. It is what it is. Tomorrow is never a guarantee. if it’s bad.MINDFULNESS 53. Remember the past fondly. and live now. Breathe. Just let go. (Brooke Burgess) 60. so if it’s good. The point of power is now. Every person you encounter. (Slovydal O'Brien) 57. (Tammy Risher) . enjoy it whilst you got it. Nothing lasts forever. Tiffany Flowers. (Amari Mara Fey Bella and Hayley Mousley) 56. All we have is this moment. (Emma Audsley. plan the future with anticipation. (Christine Rabbath) 63. Relax. something good is around the corner.

(Marlis Elaine Johnson) 74. (Jan Mabey) 65. Ask questions! (Philipine Vinke) 69. Iwan Steinhaus. and Michelle Moarbes) 68. (Jane Zuroff) 67. Then you have time to reflect (internally and externally). This too shall pass. You gotta roll with the punches! (Judy Arpadi) 77. Everyone is bound to fail here and there. (Kevin Casarez. (Elaine Haley) 71. Learn from everything. Nothing is as it may seem and all is perfection. and amazing yourself with yourself. You might be wrong. (Elizabeth 伊丽莎白) 76. (구 남자리처드) 66. Listen to your mother. It is all good. changing. (Gail Leslie Karlsson) 80. so whoever feels this life is not fair. you are just not yet realize what wonderful things you have that others might not have. Accept responsibility for your actions and correct only your mistakes. even the "bad" has value. There’s always more to learn. Sometimes you need to stand still. (Janette Searle) 73. Learning is the first step. Sue O'Shea and Lori Stofft) 75. (Vk Cg) 70. (Valerie Emery) 72. Courage is focus. (Dale Hayward-Gellatly) 78. You’ll never actually have it all together—be okay with that. (Lizbeth Ashley Garner Drake) . (Jess Woods) 79. Celeste Rothstein. growing.STRUGGLE/GROWTH 64. that way a mistake is never truly a mistake. You never stop learning. What is important is how you get yourself back on track. Life is always balance between good and bad. (Sarah Wells Kohl.

for your words become your actions.PERSONAL POWER 81. (Tracy Bruce Laughlin) 82. lose yourself. Regret can be a root to suffering. (Michele Luttrell Young) 90. (Becky Stuto) 88. And character is everything. (Pablo Valle) . for your actions become your character in life. Listen to what your heart says. and believe in your intuition. Be careful what you do. (Benjamin Haley) 86. The real treasure is in you. You matter. (Kathy Bridges) 83. “In a world where you are constantly watched and judged. Stop searching the world for treasure." (Susan Brooks) 87. that way you won't regret my actions. (Brittany Michelle) 89. Repeat forever. for your thoughts become your words. Believe in yourself. (Majumdar Ananth) 85. (Lisa Larson) 92. You cannot change other people. Your beliefs create your experience. (Angela Hendrick) 84. the only opinion that matters is your own. Do what you think is right. Become quiet enough to hear your inner voice and trust what you already know. Count on. Be careful what you say. Find yourself. You only have the power to change yourself. Be careful what you think. (Pamela North and Jimmy Maheras) 91.

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