Essay by Luke Foster
“Whether one is rich or poor, educated, or illiterate, religious, or non-believing, man, or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness, and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.” Dalai Lama
I feel a bit lost now, but I feel the best way for me to be happy is to follow the advice of the Dalai Lama and try to have compassion as a good way to deal with this situation.
I feel I need to rest more now and continue my beach walking which is sort of a meditation for me.
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama
I think also I need to learn how to develop compassion rather than suffering by wondering what I am doing is right. Also, I think being a vegetarian is important too, so I develop compassion for animals not just humans.
“As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is, therefore, part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier than we found it.” Dalai Lama
As I always say its important who you choose as your mentor as that’s how you become by following them.