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zen vidya sury

Dear Vidur,

As we walk around heaven on earth, I am happy to share the wonderfully wise words of The Dalai Lama with  you today. It is called the A to Zen of life. What a fitting way to wrap up this series of letters to you! Thank you for reading and appreciating them!

The A to Zen of Life

Avoid negative sources, people, places and habits

Believe in yourself

Consider things from every angle

Don’t give up and don’t give in

Everything you’re looking for lies behind the mask you wear

Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches

Give more than you planned to

Hang onto your dreams

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door

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

Keep trying no matter how hard it seems

Love yourself

Make it happen

Never lie, steal or cheat

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

Practice makes perfect

Quality not quantity in anything you do

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer

Stop procrastinating

Take control of your own destiny

Understand yourself in order to better understand others

Visualize it

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson

Xcellence in all your efforts

You are unique, nothing can replace you

Zero in on your target and go for it

zen vidya sury

May you always be happy and blessed!

Love and hugs,
Blessed to be your Mom

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12 Comments

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    Pooja Sharma Rao
    April 30, 2015 at 8:27 am

    congratulations ! what a special list to finish the challenege.

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    Darla M Sands
    April 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    That’s fantastic! I like how you closed the challenge with an alphabetical listing. ~grin~ And those quotes are awesome. In case you’re interested, my final post for the challenge at darlamsands dot blogspot dot com is about zinnias. I am number 1157 on the list now and can’t believe the month is nearly over.Then I hope to “see” you when we share links about blessings on The Writer’s Retreat blog. I think we’ll be kicking off next Tuesday.
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    Liz Brownlee
    April 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks for leaving this comment box – some blogs remove this one, and I can’t comment in the above box at all! My husband, son and I are all new (3 years) converts to Transcendental Meditation. It has helped us all a great deal.
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      Vidya Sury
      May 5, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Liz! Yes, I remember one of my friends starting TM and transforming into a totally different individual! The change was unbelievable. And because we called him Zorro, I am running over to see your post! Love to you!
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    Jane
    May 1, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Thanks for sharing, really appreciated some of the thoughts in the A to Zen of life.

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    Birgit
    May 3, 2015 at 4:10 am

    This is such a fitting end to the A to Z! I saw your Facebook picture with the Dalai Lama himself-you must have been floating on air
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    Rachna
    May 5, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Unique and fabulous. Did I tell you how jealous I was of you after seeing that pic with Dalai Lama. And was that Vidur in the pic with you?
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      Vidya Sury
      May 5, 2015 at 9:47 am

      🙂 I understand. I never imagined my dream would come true so soon, Rachna! I was at the envying side whenever I saw someone’s account of meeting him! 😀
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    Debbie D.
    May 7, 2015 at 11:20 am

    What a lovely end to the challenge, Vidya. Words to live by. Still having trouble with that procrastination one, though. 😉
    “Zen” is such a serene word. Cheers!
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