We survived 2012, and the world didn’t end! What a relief! Finally we can relax, and I hope in this coming year we will all increasingly become healthy human beings.
According to dharma, every day is a new day and each day can be used in a meaningful way. Just as every day can be used meaningfully, each year can be used in a meaningful way. The new year time is an opportunity to contemplate and reflect on this. Think about how to use this coming year, how to make it meaningful. Learning to appreciate each day is the basis for the teachings on the precious human life.
A year, after all, is just a collection of months. A month is a collection of days. A day is a collection of hours. An hour is a collection of minutes. So how we are going to spend our year depends on how we live each moment, each breath, each heartbeat. So I want you to take care of each moment, each breath, each heartbeat. Take care of the present moment. If you want to make this year a positive one, use each moment well. If you want to change, you have to transform this present moment. Then the change will take place properly, as we learn to live each moment properly.
What I have been doing:
I’ve been in Kathmandu almost two months now, working very hard on the development of the Tsoknyi Nepal Nuns project. I feel it’s like a baby growing. It’s growing very well so I am quite happy. Right now the project is at the teenage stage. I need a lot of patience and understanding to be able to help the project grow in the right direction so it can fully develop and bloom into a mature nunnery. I will be in Nepal for another month. My teaching tour starts March 10th. Hopefully I will see some of you around the world.
My best wishes for a new year full of dharma, transformation and taking good care of this precious human life.