The Dalai Lama is coming to Chicago to give a public talk on non-violence. Here is an excerpt from the Art of Happiness, in which His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses compassion towards others:
“If you maintain a feeling of compassion, loving kindness, then something automatically opens your inner door. Through that, you can communicate more easily with other people. And that feeling of warmth creates a kind of openness. You’ll find that all human beings are just like you, so you’ll be able to relate to them more easily. That gives you a spirit of friendship. Then there is less need to hide things, and as a result, feelings of fear, self-doubt, and insecurity are automatically dispelled.”
If you are interested in learning more about meditation and calming the mind read more on pranayama and breathing exercises. We also featured a series called the 8 Weeks to Happiness, a mental and meditation approach to happiness.