Monday, May 16, 2011

Dalai Lama Advice

"The change in human society must start with the individual," the Dalai Lama said recently at the Newark Peace Education Summit.

When we look at the inequality and lack of fairness in the world, it's easy to feel unempowered to make change. Each of us, however, can change ourselves and what is in our sphere of influence. We do have control over what we think, do, and say.

Since our hierarchies are at the root of the problems in our world, we DO make a difference when we weaken or leave hierarchies in our own lives. Each of us can take plenty of empowering, rewarding steps, and feel good that we are contributing to the collective transformation of the world.