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A couple of days ago I wrote about cooking with love.

Love and food are so intertwined. Maybe one can’t even have one without the other. To love someone is also to want the best of everything for them – and that includes the best food and nutrition. So how would you go about cooking for the love of your life? And how indeed do you LOVE that special person?!

Well, His Holiness the Dalai Lama may have just the advice for us.

I received the following tips via one of those random emails which have been doing the rounds for many years. It is not really important if His Holiness did indeed say these words, but they carry a lot of wisdom for our times.

Read through the list and reflect on each point before you get to the final one which tells us just how to approach love and cooking 🙂

Spiritual Stories and Sayings – The Dalai Lama’s Instructions for Life:-

• Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
• When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
• Follow the three R’s:
– Respect for self.
– Respect for others.
– Responsibility for all of 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 realize 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, honorable 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.
And finally

• Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.