Dalai Lama: “Every Day, Think as you Wake Up…”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 30, 2012
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Tomorrow morning, try reading this aloud first thing:

Words to live by.

Unless you’re a spelling bee contestant…and even then.

In Buddhism, they talk about 1) view, 2) meditation, and 3) action. View, or approach, or intention or mission…is considered most powerful, since it is from the minds of humankind that all our actions originate.

For more:

> Wisdom of the Dalai Lama, or somebody.

> Four Reminders: life is precious.

> How to Meditate.


Image: Source.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


14 Responses to “Dalai Lama: “Every Day, Think as you Wake Up…””

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  2. elephantjournal says:

    Thanks, you!

  3. Joe Sparks says:

    TO UNITY OF ALL HUMAN ASPIRATIONS: "From now on I will inspire, lead, and organize all people to eliminate every form of human's harming humans. This will mean_________________." Fill in the blank. A great exercise to get you thinking about other humans.

  4. Smith_Scott says:


  5. […] forget (and don’t waste it)! […]

  6. […] You embody a precious human birth, which according to Vedic philosophy is the result of some past merit you earned to be here. Your precious human birth has a destiny to fulfill. That’s your dharma. […]

  7. Ollie says:

    Don't be angary !!!!

  8. […] I don’t need a pedestal to see how beautiful and precious this human life is. […]

  9. […] fact. I am equal parts shadow and light, and if that were not the case, I wouldn’t be living this precious human life. All of us have all of it. The person you look at as evil or depraved has within […]

  10. […] Thus, in relation to the time you spend not being alive, your life is obviously precious. […]

  11. Schoen says:

    He needs to practice ahimsa on his dinner plate but sadly doesn't.

  12. BeanMachine says:

    Why the "spelling bee" snark?? I'm one of those spelling/grammar snobs, who will judge you harshly for "your" instead of "you're," but I wouldn't TOUCH this sign and its obvious, heartfelt sincerity.