Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Words of Wisdom from Daili Lama

At age 81, he shares his wisdom
As we approach our President Elect's inaugeration, many individuals are in extreme stress. The Daili Lams said he plans to meet with President-elect Trump after his inauguration and added that once in power, all presidents are forced to work with "reality," and "so I have no worries." America will always keep an "emphasis on liberty, democracy, rule of law," he said, and "the people elected now have the responsibility" to work together and will have to use "team work," since "America is a democracy and the power is divided."If, however, someone's confidence in the country's checks and balances is still failing them, His Holiness has some additional advice to help you stay happy, no matter what happens in the world around you.

I liked this ARTICLE today from CNN entitled Daili Lama:Five Things to Keep in Mind During the Next Four Years:

1. WORK ON COMPASSION and start by developing it for yourself. "Mainly," he said, feeling happy is largely about "your own mental attitude." If you remain someone who is "honest, truthful," about how you feel, you can find happiness "no matter what (the) surrounding situation." 

2. TAKE TIME TO THINK-meditate (or pray) Thinking more deeply, you start to realize, His Holiness said, that "nothing exists as (it) appears." 

3. ANGER BE GONE-If you do feel angry about the election, or any other circumstance, don't let it dominate your thoughts.

4. HELP OTHERS-"try to be of some service to others." If you can help others, then "no matter what (the) surrounding situation, you can keep (up your) self-confidence and happiness."

5. ACT LIKE A KID-Finally, be playful and childlike. Children, the Dalai Lama said are "very honest" and often accept people without judgment.


5 comments:

Kathryn Elizabeth Jones said...

Wonderful post. I agree! It's time to support the new president, and we can do this best by our positive attitude.

Kathryn Elizabeth Jones said...

Wonderful post. I agree. We need to support the new president and we can do this best by a positive attitude.

Linda Reeder said...

I'll try.

Kay said...

I've always thought the Dalai Lama was a very very wise and compassionate leader. We'll do our best to cope.

Rambling Woods said...

Great post!