Saturday, September 21, 2013

His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the Importance of Hope.

Photo: Steve McCurry

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. ~ Dalai Lama
Yes, easier said, than done.. I know.

And, especially on those days when life seems intent to drag on in its weariness ~ with wave after wave toppling us once again to that shore.

In those moments, even the most steadfast of hearts will feel a little rattle...

We wonder why, and question whether or not we've really the strength to endure....

And yet, time and time again...something deep within causes us to rise up once again.

Hope whispers when darkness calls...and with a gracious smile, she extends her hand. "Come on, my friend..." she says, and suddenly our faith is restored.

My dears, you see...when we have Hope, we are not ever alone.

And perhaps that is the reason for our being ~ that we may be reminded each day, that with Hope comes unconditional love....

A little something to consider, my friends... 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks about the need for hope in our lives in this clip from his Keynote Address at Tulane University's 2013 Commencement held at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on May 18, 2013.

The entire keynote address can be viewed at http://youtu.be/Edk6YRcrL6k