Some Advice

1. Upon awakening, quit your bed at once, like discarding a useless pair of shoes. 2. In the morning, before dressing, light incense and meditate. 3. Eat at regular intervals and only to the point of satisfying hunger. 4. Retire at a regular hour. 5. Receive a guest as when you are alone. Be alone as if you had received a guest. 6. Be aware of what you say. Say only what you would do. 7. Do not forego opportunity, nevertheless, think twice. 8. Do not regret the past but look instead to the future. 9. Have the fearless heart of a hero and the loving heart of a child. 10. When you retire to sleep do so as if it is your last night.

-Soyen Shaku