We could spend our whole life searching for Happiness but what if it was as simple as following the Dalai Lama’s 18 rules for a happy life.

Here are the Dalai Lama’s 18 rules for a happy life: {why not give them a go}:

* Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

* When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

* Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.

* Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

* Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

* Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

* When you realise you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

* Spend some time alone every day.

* Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

* A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

* In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

* Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

* Be gentle with the earth.

* Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

* Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

* Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.



source: Dalai Lama