Change Happens In The Heart

I was privileged to join over 7000 people in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama this week at the Royal Albert Hall.  I was really touched to be among such a crowd and moved by the true respect and admiration for the Dalai Lama overflowing the room.

He spoke of great sense and wisdom, his natural humility and comic humour embracing all.

He calls for change and dialogue in the 21st century and has been addressing thousands of young people to facilitate this beautiful and necessary vision.

Change happens  through each individual and ‘real change happens in the heart’, as his address is titled.

Individuals belong to families, and families make up communities.  Communities impact on global values and can imprint a happier, more peaceful world.

Therefore, each individual is hugely powerful and has unique potential.

Healthy Body = Healthy Mind

The Dalai Lama recounted his health over the last 7 years.  Infact there has been no change to his health in this period, only a few more white hairs!  He spoke about the great connection between a healthy body and a healthy mind.

“It is my hope that this will be a century of peace, a century of dialogue – a century when a more caring, responsible and compassionate humanity will emerge.”
Beyond Religion, HH Dalai Lama, 2012