Yesterday was International Women`s Day, and I wanted to wish every woman in this world empowerment and courage to rise above. I wanted to have posted this yesterday, but lack of time and sound mind to edit this before bed made it a hard task. I am a firm believer that women`s day is every day, here goes nothing.
In his new work, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama together with the Archbishop Desmond Tutu (a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who fought against the apartheid in the 1980s) explores how mindfulness in a world so chaotic can lead to a more permanently joyful life. Revealing the reason he is able to be mindful every day is by sleeping for nine hours and meditating for five hours every day – four hours when he rises and one before bed. These are the two most joyful and enlightened humans on earth, so when they have something to say it`s probably worth our attention.
Washington, D.C. is where the term dog-eat-dog world was invented. The city that breaths politics, backroom negotiations and secrecy. Where the people democratically picked to represent you work to make big decisions on your behalf.