Today I heard the Dalai Lama speak on a great many things. One interesting thing happened at the end of his time with us. Someone asked him if he would give us a blessing. He responded that, as a Buddhist, he was skeptical of blessings (we all laughed, understanding his joke), and then he added, “Blessings must come from our own actions.”
Well, if that isn’t an amazing thought, I thought, and so I wanted to share it with all of you.
I thought of how true that was in terms of free will … that everything is our choice really, even how we react or respond to something that seems to come to us from out of the blue. To keep our cool, look for the lesson in everything, and trust that all is in perfect divine order … these choices bless our lives, while many other reactions create various other emotions, some quite negative, which do not feel like a blessing.
And I thought about how the Law of Attraction creates an “effect” from the universe based on the “cause” we put out and that only we can control what we are putting out, which therefore means we, in a way, control what we receive (the blessing, or non-blessings, whichever way we are creating at any given moment).
And I just felt my heart melt for his wisdom.
There was another thing he said that I found both humorous and incredibly profound. When he was asked what the wellspring was that allowed him to transcend despair, he said, “It’s the only choice!” And I thought, YES!, it must be our only choice, the thing we believe and live each moment … to believe in humanity and all that is good on this earth. We must not allow any other choice to enter our mind … no doubt in the good of the heart of humanity, no thought of failure … only the truth of humanity’s goodness and the will of the oneness that we are prevailing … to be the focus of our awareness, to touch our lives … to enter the world!
The Dalai Lama is a brilliant man who has cultivated his mind and heart to be focused on compassion, loving kindness, and peace. May we all find the inner conviction to do … and be … the same.