Practice for the New Millennium ~ by the Dalai Lama

The Practice:

1. Spend 5 minutes at the beginning of each day remembering
we all want the same things (to be happy and be loved)
and we are all connected to one another.


2. Spend 5 minutes breathing in, cherishing yourself; and, breathing out
cherishing others.

If you think about people you have difficulty cherishing,
extend your cherishing to them anyway.

3. During the day extend that attitude to everyone you meet.
Practice cherishing the “simplest” person (clerks, attendants, etc)
or people you dislike.

4. Continue this practice no matter what happens or what anyone does to you.

These thoughts are very simple, inspiring and helpful.
The practice of cherishing can be taken very deeply if done wordlessly,
allowing yourself to feel the love and appreciation that
already exists in your heart.

If might is right, then love has no place in the world. It may be so, it may be so. But I don’t have the strength to live in a world like that….-Jeremy Irons in the movie “The Mission”.



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2 responses to “Practice for the New Millennium ~ by the Dalai Lama

  1. It certainly would be a happier place if everyone remembered to do this. Thanks for the reminder! I am going to try this for the week!

  2. Hi Amy. A week is pretty ambitious for me.
    Some days I try minute by minute!

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