I didn’t actually get to meet them, but I was lucky enough to attend a session where they were talking. I still cannot believe to this day, that I was THAT lucky, just to be in the same room as them. I have been lucky enough to be in the same room as BOTH the Dalai Lama AND Stephen Fry. The reason I am writing about both of them instead of one, is because their minds are incredible and the way they view the world, is the same way that I view the world too. Although I am little kinder to religions than Stephen Fry is.
Even saying though, one of the things he mentioned was that he doesn’t HATE religion, but he doesn’t think we need so much anymore and that there is nothing wrong with having a religion, just don’t be an extremist. Religions have caused a lot of problems over the thousands of years, but that is because of way, as human beings, we tend to interpret things. Too make right for own own causes.
I am not a religious person, I think people would call me more of a “Spiritual” type person. However there is one religion that does intirgue me a lot and that is Buddhism. I love Dalai Lama and he just seems so happy all the time, and he recently turned 80 years old. I want what he’s having.
The above post is a link to just some of the wisdom of the Buddhist. Number 6 is probably one of the most important (well I think so) just because there is so much negativity out there. Number 4 is an interesting lesson as well, something to definitely think about.
I just also want to stress that I don’t follow a particular religion, I don’t like the concept of being put into a box, one thing that my friends and family are constantly saying is that I am definitely an individual. I like the freedom to follow whoever I think is cool and awesome.
So the day is here! Watch out for the #1000Speak hashtag today and promote it!
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I have a lot to be thankful for today, I am finally ending my work full-time (so yay!) but not only that my brother is coming down and is visiting for the weekend too, so I am really happy about that too =D It has definitely put me in the right mood!
Compassion to me is a very interesting concept mainly because the world seems like an interesting mix of what we individually think Compassion is. How in one moment we think what we are doing is compassionate then realise in the next moment maybe we are not as compassionate as we first thought we were. I have always felt that I cannot be compassionate when I am not taking care of myself first. Even with this though sounds like a selfish deed. I cannot take care of others when I feel like my own life is under so much pressure.
In this moments though that when we really face what matters to us and who matters to us. Every single one of us the ability to be compassionate, we just have to discover what is important to us. The most important thing though is to remind yourself to be kind to yourself. I have always believed though that you cannot be there for others if you are not kind to yourself first.
Though I am not a religious person the most compassionate person I think of when I think of “Compassion” is the Dalai Lama and I think that his teachings could teach us all a lot!