Many years ago, I received an invitation to travel to Dharamsala, India, the seat of Tibet’s government in exile, to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The group I represented at the time was to be interviewed to see whether or not we would have the opportunity to co-facilitate three week-long meetings with the Dalai Lama and other world leaders, to discuss how to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
Naturally, I said “Yes!”
Everyone knew that for over 40 years, the Chinese government had been actively working to destroy Tibetan culture
Since fleeing his homeland at the age of 14, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been traveling the world, campaigning for a free Tibet.
After hearing the Dalai Lama speak to a large stadium full of people a few years earlier, and in reading his many books about love, compassion and kindness, I was struck by how there was never any anger or bitterness in his message.
I dreamt of being able to sit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and asking him one single question…
I wanted to know how, after all that he and his people had endured for decades, how there seemed to be no anger, resentment or bitterness in him.
When I met with him in Dharamsala, India, I had the opportunity to ask him this very question.
His answer revealed a profound truth, and a life-changing spiritual practice, that literally changed my life and has the power to help you shift your perspective on some of your most challenging relationships.