What about me?
Don’t we go through our days with that mantra constantly playing in our head? We’re stuck in a line…hey, what about me?!? The kid at Starbucks messes up our order…hey, what about me?!? I wanted a DOUBLE SHOT, you idiot! We’ve been sitting in the doctor’s waiting area for 45 minutes and a mom runs in with a screaming two year old with a peanut stuck up his nose…hey, what about me?!? We’re stuck in a traffic jam…hey, what about me?!?
“We are all on this planet together. We are all brothers and sisters with the same physical and mental faculties, the same problems, the same needs. We must all contribute to the fulfillment of the human potential and the improvement of the quality of life as much as we are able. Mankind is crying out for help. Ours is a desperate time. Those who have something to offer should come forward. Now is the time.” HH Dalai Lama
What about us?
Mipham records albums, runs marathons and oh yeah….just happens to be a Tibetan Buddhist Lama. He is the dharma heir of his father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who was instrumental in bringing Buddhism and Shambhala to the West.
The Shambhala tradition believes in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings. It holds that these qualities are ultimately more stable than aggression and greed, and shows us how to use this worldly life as a means to ripen our spiritual potential.
become a spiritual warrior….