my dad and the Dalai Lama
August 5, 2014
August 5, 2014
I love to read inspirational quotes and I love to share them on my Facebook Page and here on my Jibber Jabber page. I came across this amazing quote from the big Dalai Lama a few months ago…
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” Dalai Lama
My 79 year old dad was visiting from the UK. (see pic FYI my dad is a pretty straight forward, straight shooting type of bloke… I know where I get it from!) I read the Dalai Lama quote out to my dad… He said, ‘that’s nice love… You should have read that before you met that bloke at the beach who you told to F off’.
This made me chuckle… I was training my 10 yr old boy (the one that had a stroke when he was born) we were doing a block of sessions of body boarding. He was growing with confidence and asked me if he could try to do it himself in the shallow water (I had been helping him get on the board and catch waves from deeper). This was a great achievement and so I was pleased he was prepared to have a go on his own. So, we are in real shallow water and J was trying to pull himself on the board and catch a lil wave. Then a guy rocks up to me and says loudly, ‘Why have you got him so shallow? He is too big and old to be here. This depth is for three year olds. If you are too scared to take him deeper I will take him out’.
I took the guy aside and politely told him the score and thanked him for his concern. I didn’t want J to hear him. Unfortunately, this ‘helpful stranger’ wouldn’t take no for an answer. I sorta lost my cool and as politely as possible told him to F off.
I was expanding my heart out to this gentleman but maybe not in the way the Dalai Lama intended 🙂
Jibber jabber over n out