Here we go with more on hope: “Hope for our world.”
Do you think that the general state of the world is getting better or worse?
Someone recently asked this question of the Dalai Llama, the leader of the Tibetan Buddhist world. With his characteristic giggle and emphatic gusto,
His Holiness replied, “Better!!! Undoubtedly it is getting better.”
I’ll take this answer from a guy who lost his ancient homeland, witnessed the destruction of its temples and the torture of his friends, was personally chased by the Chinese who wanted him dead, and for over 60 years has been an emissary of peace and compassion to a wide variety of global situations.
In our intense times, it is really necessary for each of us to find our own personal “healthy hope habit,” and live it each day, all out!
For ourselves, and each other, and the human world as a whole.
Today’s podcast has a few ideas about how to do that – thanks for joining in.
Mary Hayes Grieco & Erin Warhol
EPISODE 141: Hope for Our World
“Keep it Simple,” the 12 Step Slogan goes.
In these uber-complex times, this may be the medicine for all of us. Like the philosopher Henry David Thoreau, who explored the principle of SIMPLICITY in his famous book, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods, we need to learn how to live deliberately, “to confront the essential facts of life, and learn what it has to teach.”
In fact, living simply is a noble goal, and a high state of living and understanding, though it means different things to every person.
How do we participate as engaged citizens, without being overwhelmed with the scope and variety of the problems that are afoot?
By doing our own tiny part, and realizing that sometimes a problem is solved and a solution is created from a level way beyond our rational ability to plan and implement it.
It’s important that we all hold the spirit of good will, and the best and highest intentions for humanity, and together create the fertile ground that will support the miraculous changes that we need. We need to keep the faith, collectively.
Let’s remember the simple things:
Live one day at a time.
Help who you are able to help, practically.
Do what is yours to do and love who is yours to love.
If we each tend our own little piece of the garden, with as much love,care, and realism as we can muster, then it’s a good day.
There’s a LOT of positive intention going in to our society.
If we can align with it, then something good will happen for us and everybody, again and again.
So, pass it on! Thanks for sharing our podcast with your people.