Replying to LO23778 --
Dear At, Bruno and Organlearners,
On the subject of caring, I thought I might share this, which I have from
another list which I belong to:
May you find it inspiring.
LASA Development UK Ltd.
"This is from someone who recently returned from India. Her group met with
the Dalai Lama for several days. The meetings focused on dialoguing what
they believed were the 5 most important questions to be considered moving
into the new millennium.
The group were asked to come up with five questions before meeting with
the Dalai Lama. They were asked:
* How do we address the widening gap between rich and poor?
* How do we protect the earth?
* How do we educate our children?
* How do we help Tibet and other oppressed countries/peoples?
* How do we bring spirituality - deep caring for each other - through
The Dalai Lama said all the questions fall under the last one. If we have
true compassion, our children will be educated, we will care for the
earth, and for those who "have not".
He asked the group: Do you think loving on the planet is increasing or
staying the same?
His own response was, "My experience leads me to believe that love IS
He shared a practice with the group that will increase loving and
compassion in the world, and asked everyone attending to go home and share
it with as many people as possible.
1. Spend 5 minutes at the beginning of each day remembering we all want
the same thing (to be happy and loved) and we are all connected.
2. Spend 5 minutes cherishing yourself and others. Let go of judgments.
Breathe in cherishing yourself, and breathe out cherishing others. If the
faces of people you are having difficulty with appear, cherish them as
3. During the day extend that attitude to everyone you meet - we are all
the same, and I cherish myself and you [do it with the shop assistant,
your clients, your family, colleagues, etc.].
4. Stay in the practice, no matter what happens."
Tricia Lustig <Tricia@lasa.demon.co.uk>
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