Sunday, March 14, 2010

A simple thought

Time and again, the Dalai Lama refers to himself as "a simple monk", yet he is a person at the forefront of changing the world. As influential as he is, he sees himself as just a simple guy in a monastery, living his life.

Isn't it funny how the rest of us, who are FAR less influential than him, all want to be "something" or "change the world"?

Perhaps it is time to rethink our goals. Greatness isn't a single big action, and people who seek greatness don't usually find it. If they did, there would be a heck of a lot more "Great" people on the planet. Those who are Great are that way because of many little actions, and they usually performed those actions for other reasons than simply becoming great.