The 14th Dalai Lama: “The Paradox of our Age”

The 14th Dalai Lama: “The Paradox of our Age”

The Paradox Of Our Age

We have bigger houses but smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense;
more knowledge but less judgment;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicines but less healthiness.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbor.

We built more computers to hold more copies than ever,
but have less real communication;
We have become long on quantity,
but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;
Tall men but short characters;
Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It’s a time when there is much in the window but nothing in the room.

Editors note:  Each day, we have to make a step towards undoing these situations in our lives- cross the street, say hello to a neighbor or stranger, make something homemade and share it with our friends and neighbors, work on developing and living our truth, think before we act, speak to one another without the presence of technology, offer someone hurting a hug, work harder to stay in touch each day with one special person in your life and let them know how much they improve your life by their presence in it.   There are so many ways we can touch and improve each others’ lives with even the smallest amount of thought and effort.  And each of us making these small steps contribute to a greater richness in our own lives.
The 14th Dalai Lama: “The Paradox of our Age”

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