Reflections on the Dalai Lama

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Twelve years ago, I was in a dark place. One night I dreamed about the Dalai Lama. He asked me what I thought he represented. I answered with the usual: Love; peace. He looked at me with his eyes twinkling: “…and hope,” was all he said.

The thought that I might be allowed hope was completely foreign to me then, but from that day on, I was open to the possibility.

Those dark times are far behind me now, and I live a thankfully complacent life. I know now there is always hope. Even in the midst of failure, as his holiness said at the Environmental Summit in Portland yesterday, we can begin something different. Not everything is possible, but concurrently, not everything is doomed to failure either. Live compassionately with respect for all life. Embrace unity as well as diversity. Be the best person I can be.

After twelve years of waiting, I was privileged yesterday to hear his holiness speak.


About Mollie Hunt

I am the crazy cat lady, animal shelter volunteer, Trekkie, and mystery writer. I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest and will watch any TV show or movie filmed here. Even though I am of a goodly age (sixty-something) I go to Star Trek conventions in costume and am not afraid to be by myself. I enjoy my life in the cat lane. Words to live by: Spay and neuter; Live long and prosper; Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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