Human Family

I pray for a more loving human family

Even when I meet a stranger
Each time I have the same feeling:
“He is another member of my human family.”
Such an attitude deepens
My affection and respect for all beings.
May this natural loving kindness
Become my small contribution to world peace!
I pray for a world that is more friendly,
More loving, and for a better understanding
Among the human family, on this planet.
That is the appeal I make from the bottom of my heart
To all those who hate suffering
And cherish lasting happiness.

The Dalai Lama
(excerpt from the book “My Spiritual Journey”, The Dalai Lama with Sofia Stril-Rever).


Words to chew on today.