A conversation with the Dalai Lama
September 18, 2010 § Leave a comment
Mom has “liked” the Dalai Lama’s fan page on facebook. So every day we get a bit of wisdom with our morning coffee. The Dalai seems like a rather insightful human. He has a lot of good inspirations to share and oodles of compassion. I really like his thinking. And it occurred to me, with all due respect to his Holiness, that with me being such an enlightened Chica, he and I might have a very interesting meeting. After all, much wisdom in life does come from the littlest creatures.
I’d like to talk about some of the challenges we face in this life. For me there are a few persistent trials – height issues, well, general size impairment gets in the way of some goals. Then there is the “being too cute for anyone to take me seriously.” Yes, yes, I know. It doesn’t seem like much of a dilemma, but trust me, coupled with that height issue, it makes for a tough time establishing authority ’round here. And last, but NOT least, the most difficult issue is my inability to speak to the humans. I’ve tried the deep, silent but significant stare – that usually gets me mixed results. They know I’m trying to tell them something but they don’t understand what. I’ve tried the happy, bouncy lead-them-to-the-point maneuvers – that one works sometimes, but it can be exhausting. Humans just don’t seem to have much focus. They are just too busy. I’ve even been known to employ telepathy. It puts them under my control alright, but they seem to get stuck in the “waiting for orders” mode and I can’t get very far with them. Seriously, how hard is it to understand that the Chihuahua is a good girl and deserves a treat. Whatever!
Don’t get me wrong, I love my people. But I wonder if the Dalai finds humans as dense and frustrating at times. And if I can’t get them to get me a treat, I’m not sure how I’ll explain that I’d like to pay the Dalai a visit. Seems something might get lost in the translation.
So for now, I guess facebook will have to do. Maybe he’ll friend me once he hears about my nuggets of wisdom. I have one of those fan pages too, you know with pictures and tons of good musings. So how about if I start sharing a thought of the day here in the blog. Surely one or two of them gems will be worth noting. And while Mom has to work I have plenty of time to nap, I mean meditate, right, meditate.
So should we start with what I would do to make the world a better place? Hmmm … yes, I think that will be my contemplation. For today:
I’d add an extra day to the weekend for family time. Weekends are generally too busy and too short. ‘Nough said!
I believe if we all tried to spend a at least a little time each day thinking of change for the good, we could make a big difference. Peace be with you, Amigos!