Friday, April 07, 2006

Peace in the Midst of Chaos

As things have changed about the move, I am learning that adapting is part of what maintains peace I am very calm about the issues that I can let change and go with the flow but there are areas that have to be done and taken care of and those things I feel less peaceful about and more stressed about.

I think that we all hate to be torn in several directions and when one direction changes, if we can go with it, it's easy. It's only those things that feel set in time that are frustrating. Ah well... I will keep meditating and trying to remind myself that nothing in thie move is so important that it can't be changed.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Off and On Blogging

Well as my life moves forward, I probably won't be blogging as much for the next month or so. I am in the process of relocating and I have the fortunate (or misfortune as the case may be) to be moving slowly. I am working part of the week in one city and part in another so I might not be able to write as frequently as I usually like to. I expect the chaos to last until the end of April.. well I konw with settling in that much of May will also feel chaotic but at least I hope to be in one place.

So to remind myself of this I am posting it. It came across a meditation mailing list I am on:

Peace does not mean to be in a place
where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things
and still be calm in your heart

Author unknown

Monday, April 03, 2006

The Dalai Lama Telegraph interview

I got this little notice on an email list I subscribe to. I think it's worth thinking about.

Terrorists Must Be Treated Humanely, Dalai Lama Tells Telegraph

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- The Dalai Lama said terrorists must be treated humanely or terrorism will spread, warning that if Osama bin Laden were killed, ten more would spring up to take his place, the Daily Telegraph reported, citing an interview.

``If there is one Bin Laden killed today, soon there will be 10 Bin Ladens,'' the exiled Tibetan leader told the London- based newspaper.
``Ten Bin Ladens killed, the hatred is spread; 100 bombed, and 1,000 lose members of their families.''

``The new terrorism has been brewing for many years,'' he said. ``Much of it is caused by jealousy and frustration at the West because it looks so highly developed and successful on television,'' he was quoted as saying.

The Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959 after a failed revolt against Chinese troops that invaded the Himalayan territory nine years earlier.
Since he left, more than a million Tibetans have been killed by the Chinese because of their refusal to stop worshipping the Lord of Compassion, the Telegraph reported.

Westerners have become ``too self-absorbed,'' the Dalai Lama also said, according to the Telegraph. ``In the West, you have bigger homes, yet smaller families; you have endless conveniences, yet you never seem to have any time.''

``I don't think people have become more selfish, but their lives have become easier and that has spoilt them,'' he was quoted as saying.
``They have less resilience, they expect more, they constantly compare themselves to others and they have too much choice -- which brings no real freedom.''

The Chinese government considers Tibet to be a part of China.

(Daily Telegraph, 4-1, 17)

To contact the reporter on this story:
Saijel Kishan in London at