What a concept. Peace and love. It's Monday and I am thinking about peace and love today. What do you guys think of this beautiful thing that was said by the Dalai Lama. Gorgeous and lovely right? It seems most of my life I have chased various ambitions to try and be successful, as do many folks, but the older I get (wiser?) I really feel like the point is just to help each other get through the rough spots and just love each other.
I am so impressed by the New Zealand Prime Minister today as well. She just announced that she was going to help all of the families affected by that terrible shooting, pay for their funerals and do whatever needs doing, but also banned assault rifles. Now there is an amazing act of peace and love. It makes me so happy. And I guess, in contrast to what the Dalai Lama has said, she must have been ambitious and successful enough to get to her position in power to make such grand acts of peace.
That's slightly confusing for me. Me who has given up my ambitions in the world of science for a life of songwriting and playing music. Which is it? Try ambitiously to change the world, or sing songs and help each other how ever we can. Oh dear. My ambitions have tended to lead me to frustration and upset. I am so much happier with music. I think the answer is easy for me, it has to be this. But maybe ambition is a good thing for folks like the New Zealand Prime Minister. And maybe other folks too that want to heal or teach or do something else that's really good.
That is of course in contrast to the Dalai Lama. I wonder if he would agree with that. I'm not quite sure how to make sense of these two opposing ideas. Just when you think you figure something out right? The best I can think is maybe if we follow what is inside us for the best intentions for the kindest reasons, it will lead us to the right things. If I believe that I might believe I'm ok.
Gosh this is heavy Monday morning figuring! May you have a great beginning to your week. May you solve whatever world problems at your feet. I love you guys.