The Dalai Lama, Masterchef and me

His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, now if the scientists are asked how the universe came about, they have a lot of answers to give. But if they are asked why this evolution took place, they have no answers. A simple observation that caused me to smile and reflect on why I prefer to wonder than to ask why. Will you allow yourself to be filled with wonder – to be wonder-full, exploring the mystery, the magic and uncertainty with curiosity. Thats what it is to be wonder-full. It means your filled with curiosity about ‘stuff’.

Recently His Holiness was on Masterchef. When a contestant tearfully presented His Holiness with an incomplete dish, he took her hand and said “you did your best.”
The energy of compassion was infused with these words. They were not uttered in a “Oh well, ya didya best” kind of energy. The infusion of compassion in those few words made me think about how I could be more compassionate in my life. And I began to wonder…again.

The Mandala Book by Bailey Cunningham is a visual symphony, filled with 500 stunning mandalic images from nature and civilization.
Drawing from history, science, religion, and art, Lori Bailey Cunningham leads a journey that spans from prehistoric petroglyphs to Carl Jung, from tiny particles of matter to entire galaxies. She explains the concepts of mandalas, showing how they are at the root of life itself.

I was introduced to this book by Melanie – a student in my current Creative Shaman art course.

Its fabulous, inspirational, magical and has filled me with joy browsing the book and wondering : )


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