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I saw this message shared through the Dalai Lama’s Facebook page:

We have to think and see how we can fundamentally change our education system so that we can train people to develop warm-heartedness early on in order to create a healthier society. I don’t mean we need to change the whole system, just improve it. We need to encourage an understanding that inner peace comes from relying on human values like, love, compassion, tolerance and honesty, and that peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace.

This is what I have been looking at. This is what we need to be focusing on as we teach all of the other skills that the next generation needs.

Teaching a child to feel that sense of inner peace when he is in a conflict situation or meets a barrier in his path of some goal, for example, is absolutely vital to the health and well-being of the child as well as that of our society as a whole.

Do you role-model this way of being? Do you nurture it in others, empower it, teach it, guide it?

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