A few months ago, a client generously gave me a ticket to see the Dali Lama when he visited Stanford. He was wise, humble, and kind as I anticipated. What I didn’t expect was his humor and joy inducing giggle! The following quote from The Path to Tranquility by His Holiness speaks loudly to me at this time in my life and career:
It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind… The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.