The Heart Would Never Understand

I just read a quote that I hadn’t read before from Gina’s wonderful that I really like and that led to this post. (The best quotes get me to thinking, feeling, and doing.)

Someone asked the Dalai Lama, “Why didn’t you fight back against
 the Chinese?” The Dalai Lama said with a gentle smile, “Well, war is obsolete, you know.” Then, his face grave, he said,

“Of course the mind can rationalize fighting back… but the heart, the heart would never understand. Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and the war would be inside you.” –Dalai Lama

WOW! I believe that happens a lot to soldiers and many come back torn apart by their own internal struggle, the internal war they were fighting the whole time they were deployed.

May ever-growing numbers of people from around the world act with their hearts and minds in alignment for the good of all humanity, not just for those who happen to live on one side of a line on a map.

It is time to color outside the lines, to build bonds of friendship with people all over the world. To celebrate what we have in common rather than come up with reasons to fight and kill.

I believe that many of you are on the forefront of this transition. You have the power of the internet to project your heart-voices around the world and I love what you are doing to make my life and our world a better place.

Thank you for building bonds of friendship rather than bombs for enemies.


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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7 Responses to The Heart Would Never Understand

  1. If you have read Dalai lama’s book Freedom in exile, its quite interesting some where in the book he says Tibet faced such conditions because it choose to remain in a state of peaceful selected isolation, which really is not the order of the time.

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