This week I realized that I should have organized a trip to see the Dalai Lama on his May visit state site. He’s visiting Indiana, New York, Wisconsin and Iowa. I worked out that we could make it last minute to either Wisconsin or Iowa, but I left it too late and tickets were sold out for both events, much to my disappointment. But all was not lost! He has a visit planned to San Jose in October, which is much closer to me, and far enough away time wise to plan a group visit with my friends at the dojo. So I’m really excited about it and vigilantly watching the event website for when tickets will become available. If you want to see what else he’s up to, here’s his schedule.
I’ve decided that instead of listing things I’d like to do and never getting around to doing them, I’m trying just doing them instead. All part of living in the present moment. A lesson I’m learning from the book ‘You Are Here’ by Thich Nhat Hanh that I’ve been reading. I’m finding it has very simple advice that I can take away and use every day. I’m trying to appreciate every day and every person in my life, those that love me and care about me, as well as those who do not. I don’t think I’m quite ready to accept and love the latter, but I understand that I’ll be much happier if I can achieve this goal, so I’m starting with making sure I show my love and compassion to those that I actually do love and care about first. The rest will come eventually 🙂