Dr Christopher J Smith<br />
We are all going to die someday. <br />
a set of practices<br />
gathas<br />
Intentions and realizations<br />
make something, play something, teach something.<br />
how do we live a sacred life?<br />
Energy, intention, and a direction.<br />
Find a spiritual path. <br />
Sit quietly. Visualize possibilities.<br />
Find a physical discipline.<br />
Seek and experience alternate roles.<br />
Accept loneliness.<br />
Develop self-reliance.<br />
Follow your breath.<br />
Observe rather than question.<br />
Listen rather than speak.<br />
Practice tolerance.<br />
Don&apos;t back away. Don&apos;t fade away. <br />
Face things.<br />
Admit error.<br />
Follow through. Finish what you start.<br />
Walk a lot.<br />
Learn how to:<br />cook,<br />change a tire,<br />diaper a baby,<br />use a push-mower,<br />sew,<br />peel a potato,<br /...
Memorize poetry.<br />
Observe your breath.<br />
Maximize resources.<br />
Learn the plants and the landscape.<br />
Write a lot.<br />
Choose the kinder path.<br />
Offer help. <br />
Ask for help.<br />
Teach.<br />
Start over.<br />
&quot;Control your demeanor.&quot;<br />
Let go of things.<br />
Engage with the present moment.<br />
Read a lot.<br />
Resist buying things. <br />
Engage with suffering.<br />
Reduce your footprint.<br />
Pay attention.<br />
Recognizechange as inevitable.<br />
H.H. the Dalai Lama said:<br />&quot;If you see (experience) something  wonderful, don&apos;t cling to it. If you see  (ex...
Accept death.<br />
Dr Christopher J Smithhttp://coyotebanjo.blogspot.com<br />
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  • Dr Christopher J Smith "The Last Lecture"

    1. 1. Dr Christopher J Smith<br />
    2. 2. We are all going to die someday. <br />
    3. 3. a set of practices<br />
    4. 4. gathas<br />
    5. 5. Intentions and realizations<br />
    6. 6. make something, play something, teach something.<br />
    7. 7. how do we live a sacred life?<br />
    8. 8. Energy, intention, and a direction.<br />
    9. 9. Find a spiritual path. <br />
    10. 10. Sit quietly. Visualize possibilities.<br />
    11. 11. Find a physical discipline.<br />
    12. 12. Seek and experience alternate roles.<br />
    13. 13. Accept loneliness.<br />
    14. 14. Develop self-reliance.<br />
    15. 15. Follow your breath.<br />
    16. 16. Observe rather than question.<br />
    17. 17. Listen rather than speak.<br />
    18. 18. Practice tolerance.<br />
    19. 19. Don&apos;t back away. Don&apos;t fade away. <br />
    20. 20. Face things.<br />
    21. 21. Admit error.<br />
    22. 22. Follow through. Finish what you start.<br />
    23. 23. Walk a lot.<br />
    24. 24. Learn how to:<br />cook,<br />change a tire,<br />diaper a baby,<br />use a push-mower,<br />sew,<br />peel a potato,<br />deflect a punch,<br />plant vegetables,<br />draw,<br />sing,<br />carpenter,<br />dance,<br />tell a story.<br />
    25. 25. Memorize poetry.<br />
    26. 26. Observe your breath.<br />
    27. 27. Maximize resources.<br />
    28. 28. Learn the plants and the landscape.<br />
    29. 29. Write a lot.<br />
    30. 30. Choose the kinder path.<br />
    31. 31. Offer help. <br />
    32. 32. Ask for help.<br />
    33. 33. Teach.<br />
    34. 34. Start over.<br />
    35. 35. &quot;Control your demeanor.&quot;<br />
    36. 36. Let go of things.<br />
    37. 37. Engage with the present moment.<br />
    38. 38. Read a lot.<br />
    39. 39. Resist buying things. <br />
    40. 40. Engage with suffering.<br />
    41. 41. Reduce your footprint.<br />
    42. 42. Pay attention.<br />
    43. 43. Recognizechange as inevitable.<br />
    44. 44. H.H. the Dalai Lama said:<br />&quot;If you see (experience) something wonderful, don&apos;t cling to it. If you see (experience) something horrible, don&apos;t cling to it.“<br />
    45. 45. Accept death.<br />
    46. 46.
    47. 47. Dr Christopher J Smithhttp://coyotebanjo.blogspot.com<br />

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