Day 18: New

I can remember listening to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York City’s Central Park, many years ago, as we all sprawled upon the grass to hear his words of wisdom. I have read Dalai Lama’s writings, so for today’s daily prompt, “new”, I am writing a book review. I have never written a book review before; “new” process for me!

For two American dollars I bought this book, The Little Book of Wisdom by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, while trekking in Nepal in 2001. It is a very small book, 3×4 inches, and easy to throw in a backpack or pocket. The book is divided into parts for easy reading each with a statement made by the Dalai Lama. One does not need to be Buddhist or even spiritual to appreciate the important words. Topics include global issues, love and compassion, self-development, and happiness to mention a few. In one or two sentences per page there is a quick message to think upon during the day. One can re-read the statements year after year and probably find more wisdom from some than other statements. That is a positive for a book like this and as a result one may hold on to the book for years!

If you are interested in a quick word of wisdom, then check out this book!

Here is a global issue statement from the book, “The whole world is becoming smaller and smaller. The concept of ‘we’ and ‘they’ is gone, out of date.” That is a statement appropriate for today!

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