As we give ourselves the gift of time to nourish and restore our creativity, I share with you
some wisdom from the Dalai Lama, a beacon of light and love in a world needing more of both:
The Dalai Lama’s Millennium Practice
(“A great daily practice for those who are busy”)
“You can commit to creating Peace in yourself and others by
by spending 10 minutes a day with this simple meditation!”
1. Spend 5 minutes at the beginning of each day remembering
we all want the same things (to be happy and to 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.),
as well as the “important” people in your life; cherish the people
you love and the 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 deep if done wordlessly, allowing yourself
to feel the love and appreciation that already exist in your heart.