Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Dalai Lama and I Connect
Isle of Minos
For years, I have been suggesting the merits of deleting the weak and limp word wish from one’s vocabulary. I make this point too in my book: An Artist Empowered.
A while ago, I watched a documentary where the Dalai Lama addressed some twenty thousand people in a hall in London. He decided to use an interpreter, and it was clear that they had worked closely in the past.
At one point, when the interpreter translated a word as wish, the Dalai Lama immediately corrected him: Not wish but having a strong desire.
Do you feel the difference? The concept of wish is passive while desire implies action.
I felt instantly connected to his holiness.
Giving this some thought, I see your point, and will do my best to refrain from wishing, and do more action.