“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
I was doing my daily rounds of blog reading yesterday and I stumbled on this blog post at Zen Habits (a great blog, btw). One of the readers of Zen Habits was able to see the Dalai Lama in Seattle and he took notes to send along to Leo so he could post them. Wow. First of all, why didn’t I make the short trip to Seattle to see the Dalai Lama myself? But I digress. This little snipped really jumped out at me and resonated very strongly:
. . .he spoke on all people being connected, and their flourishing allowing us all to prosper. Helping one person helps yourself, helping one country helps yours, helping one continent helps your own, etc. By the same token, the destruction of your enemy is the destruction of yourself; your enemy is a part of yourself.
What more can one say about that? It’s truth speaks volumes. I want to print this up and post it where I will see it everyday.