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Lions Roar : July 2017
humanity as a whole, and who can see beyond today’s givens to sketch a map of a better tomorrow. He bends to a greater purpose, opening a way to new possibil- ities, working in the interests of humanity as a whole. The Dalai Lama exhibits the kind of leadership we need, not the disappoint- ing variety we’ve had that has led us into our present predicaments. While we know the Dalai Lama as a source of spiritual wis- dom and a font of compassion, he seems an unlikely futurist. But he thinks about human possibility on the right scale: over centuries, and worldwide. He hopes to prepare us for the com- ing challenges the human trajectory portends. He asks us to think beyond the tragic, transient repetitions of our past we get in our daily news feed. In envisioning a new future, the Dalai Lama upends many values taken for granted today. Rather than a life focused on selfies and me-first, he sees compassion as our guiding GPS. He urges us to live attuned to our shared problems and possibili- ties, in a world growing more tightly knit than ever. His path to the world’s solutions finds a unique starting point: within ourselves. Begin by looking at our own minds, he tells us, and taking responsibility for handling our own destruc- tive emotions, those individual seeds of collective tragedy. There is no single prescription, no magic bullet, for solving these global matters. But we each need to find a way to move our own small piece of life in a more positive direction. Likewise, there are no instant fixes for issues that have built over centuries into our present predicaments. Solutions will unfold over generations, reinventing the future. But we can start toward a compassion revolution. Learn, plan, and then act, the Dalai Lama tells us. Question givens and hidden assumptions, delve into the facts, and be flexible in response. The Dalai Lama views the world’s problems through a lens that accentuates the interconnections among us all, and between our many crises. Since the difficulties reach everywhere and everyone, some part of their remedy lies within the reach of any of us. And so each of us can take part in the solution. We can each begin now, in whatever way our abilities allow, to whatever degree we can. By acting in concert we can create a force that, over time, bends the arc of history in a more posi- tive direction. That combined force can make more visible the momentum toward a kinder tomorrow. Even if we will not live to see the fruits of the seeds we plant today, the Dalai Lama tells us, act now. All of us walking in step together can create a force for good and a better future. DANIEL GOLEMAN’s next book, co-authored with Richard Davidson, is Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Transforms Mind, Body, and Brain (Avery Books, September). PHOTOBYDONFARBER LION’S ROAR | JULY 2017 49