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Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

Dalai Lama and I Connect

isle of minos
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.