Archives: Essays

The Kindness of Ellen DeGeneres and Meditating Upon Those Who Wish You ill Will to Make Peace in Difficult Situations/ If You Want My Love, You Got It

Essay by Luke Foster “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”  Ellen DeGeneres               I was talking with my support worker yesterday and the topic came up about someone who has wished […]

My Favourite Australian Prime Ministers: Anthony Albanese, Bob Hawke, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd and Favourite Opposition Leader Kim Beasley

Essay by Luke Foster “The very best Labor governments in our nation’s history distinguished themselves by thinking big and, wherever possible, resisting the temptation to overemphasise short-term political considerations.” Anthony Albanese I love this photo of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Jacinda Ardern and today I am sort of Anthony’s loving puppy Toto I […]

I Hope People buy my book Mothers Love/ Some of it was a bit Fruity and Some of the People I Talked up Were Poor Role Models But, Most, of it Was Ok (My Mum Taught Me Never to Trust Anyone When it, Came to Money)

Essay by Luke Foster “I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama I love this Dalai Lama quote. My book Mothers Love took me a few years to write and cost over […]

My Big Mistake is Sometimes I lost my Compassion/ However I am no longer the Dalai Lama’s Stray Cat I am his Loving Siamese Cat

Essay by Luke Foster “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Hi Holiness the Dalai Lama If you are antagonised by someone don’t lose your cool and stoop to their level but rather […]

World Peace Through Inner Peace/ I did Lots of Drawing Today about Overcoming the Trauma of the Past Two Decades When I was Stalked by People Who Wanted to Take Advantage of me Which is an Understatement as they Wanted me Dead Thinking Because I was Kind that I was Weak

Essay by Luke Foster “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. I felt fear more times than I can remember, but I hid it, a mask of boldness. The brave man is not to he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”  His […]

In the Bible it says to Love thy Neighbour/ However I also feel if you have a Difference of Opinion then you should Neither Hurt or Help Them but Just Leave Them Alone

Essay by Luke Foster “Love thy neighbour as thyself,” Christ said. Neither more than nor less than, but as thyself. It seems that to love thy neighbour whole-heartedly, one must love thyself whole-heartedly. Without selflove, it is a tricky task to try and love others.” From the Bible I love the Dalai Lama like my own father […]

Compassion/Love Doesn’t Conquer it, Heals/ We Need a Balance of Men and Women in Government and Top Jobs and a Trickle-Down Effect for everyone Else

Essay by Luke Foster What is a powerful quote on women leadership? – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ruth Bader Ginsburg most known for? “Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent a lifetime flourishing in the face of adversity before being appointed a Supreme Court justice, where she successfully fought against gender discrimination and unified the liberal block of the court. […]

Love and Compassion as an Antidote to Mistrust, Anxiety and Suspicion/ The Best Way out of these is Adopting a Deep Sense of Altruism Particularly for the Forgotten, Unloved and Poor/However Sometimes the Rich Suffer the Most as Everyone is Jealous of their Wealth and Easy Lifestyle

Essay by Luke Foster “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Desmond Tutu I think my mum Maria Foster and the Dalai Lama from a distance have been training me up my whole life to be a success and compassionate person. However, throughout my life when […]

Love and Compassion/ the Dalai Lama as the 14th Incarnation of the Living Buddha/Who will get their 15 Minutes of Fame as the 15th Dalai Lama?

Essay by Luke Foster “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama’s good friend Desmond Tutu was a Christian from South Africa and they playfully teased each other while solving complex problems in the world. If you want to know more read book the Book of Joy about […]

Christian Boltanski and the Jewish Experience in Europe/ In my Top Three Installation Artists/ History Never Repeats Split Enz / Aussie Band/ Love and Peace

Essay by Luke Foster “I’ve filled my whole life trying to preserve the memory of living, in the fight against dying. Perhaps the only thing I’ve done, since stopping death is impossible, is to show this fight. The fight itself does not satisfy us either.” Christian Boltanski Interview, Christian Boltanski at Galerie Marian Goodman, 2021YouTube […]

Perhaps the Tibetan People Should Ask the Indian Government for Sovereignty Instead of Refugee Status/ The New Chinese People are Very Kind and What Happened in Tibet was Decades and Decades Ago.

Essay by Luke Foster “Silence is sometimes the best answer.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama The definition of sovereignty is. sovereignty /ˈsɒvr(ɪ)nti/ noun supreme power or authority. “the sovereignty of Parliament” Whenever I go to Sydney the younger Chinese generation call out to me, we love you Luke and we are Chinese. So, I know […]

I think my Main Mistake in the Past Three Years is that I have not had a Balance of Strong Female Role Models. I Have Been Relying too much on the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis of Late/ Why is it so?

Essay by Luke Foster “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai Mala is a 21 year-old, Pakistani activist and youngest Nobel prize laureate. Mala is an excellent voice of repressed minorities in the subcontinent. She is an amazing example of postcolonialism. Postcolonialism is when […]

We Need to Ban Plastic and Replace it With Organic Materials Such as Ceramics for Water Bottles and Fabric Instead of Plastic Bags/ I Just Ordered Today a Ceramic Drink Bottle/ If We Don’t Save the Oceans from Plastic Pollution then the World Will Collapse as They are an Integral Part of Nature

Essay by Luke Foster “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” Leonardo da Vinci I think one […]

Compassion to Make Peace in the World/ The Dalai Lama and the Pope as the Best Role Models in the World/ I am Their Loving Puppy Dog Today

Essay by Luke Foster “A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” “Too often we participate in the globalization of indifference. May we strive instead to live global solidarity.” “Kindness is firm and persevering intention to always will the good of others, even the unfriendly.” The Pope Francis I feel […]

His Holiness the Dalai Lama/ I Feel so Sad I Didn’t Know His Other Name Tenzin Gyatso, Nor the Current Popes: Jorge Mario Bergoglio/ Bringing Peace Between East and West

Essay by Luke Foster “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”  Dalai Lama I realised today that I don’t know much about the Dalai Lama or the current Catholic Pope and my study has just begun so I am sort of […]