A fresh look at Goals

This morning I was fortunate enough to see and hear the Dalai Lama, speaking at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.  Through the wonders of the internet, I could sit at my desk and watch this great man speak via computer.  What emerged for me was this:

Whatever goal you pursue for your life, make sure that it leads to expanding peace and happiness for the world.

That’s my takeaway.  I hope I am doing the man justice by this summary.  Peace and happiness – wow.

I don’t know about expanding peace.  I haven’t a clue.  I vote, I contribute to charities who just might address the goal of peace. I hope and pray about peace.

Happiness: that might begin with treating people with respect, listening better, validating others’ opinions.  I can do this!

Thank you, your Holiness.  I’ll focus on peace and happiness as goals from now on.

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