I am a supporter of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, who is the spiritual leader of Tibet. His travels have taken him to more than 62 countries on six continents. He has met with Presidents, Crown Rulers, Prime Ministers, Heads of State, well-known scientists and celebrities; and through it all he remains true to being a humble Buddhist monk.
I have read all of his books, and “The Art of Happiness” holds a special place in my heart. I have embraced all of his peaceful teachings and you can imagine how I felt to be in His Serene presence when I saw him speak at Nova-Southeastern University in Davie, Florida on February 23, 2010. It was a dream come true for me.
I sat only a few rows away from His Holiness, and the sheer vitality and intensity of the Love that radiated from him rocked me to my soul.
I have always thought that I lived a ‘conscious’ life, but after he shared the following profound insights, I realized that I have so much more to do and learn to make these words a part of my life from this day forward.
“Every day, think as you wake up, Today, I am fortunate to have woken up.
I am alive / I have a precious human life / I am not going to waste it
I am going to use all of my energies to further develop myself and to expand my heart to others to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.
- I will have kind thoughts towards others
- I will not be angry or think badly about others
- I am going benefit others as much as I can
These are the words of The 14th Dalai Lama. As I take these words to heart, I find my spirit strengthened and lifted. My spiritual path has been an integral part of the development of my Stone Massage educational programs, and the teaching of The Dalai Lama are a constant reminder of the unifying truth of Love and Peace which guide me in all that I do and give to others.
Healing the World One Stone at a Time
By: Sonia Alexandra