So, I came across this picture on the internet and it made me smile. Even the Dali Lama has to slow down and breathe … there are no exceptions to the rule. Even when you get it you still have to do the work. This picture says so much in its simplicity. If you look, you can see he’s traveling, his suitcase is in the back, and to me that means he’s out of his routine. When we are out of our routine we still need to take the time for spiritual practice.
I once head that if the Dali Lama doesn’t meditate he becomes an angry bear. He is quoted as saying that he meditated an hour everyday, unless he is busy, then he meditates for two hours. I don’t know if it’s true, but I’m sure with his busy scheduled he has to find ways to stay grounded and present. In any case, what a great picture and a simple reminded to go slow down, which is what I need.