From the Dalai Lama XIV:

“There is a saying in Tibetan: ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”

Our hearts are broken — again — by the tragedy in Boston, but it is heartening to see how people and our nation gain strength from the pain.  Hope takes a beating when we witness senseless violence, and yet hope grows with each act of kindness and compassion from those who reach out to the victims and their families.  Acts of love and healing outshine acts of hatred like a sky filled with stars outshines a firefly.

Stay strong, friends.  Stay hopeful.

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