To Truly Succeed, Help Others UNCONDITIONALLY

I decided to write this article, when I read the following words recently written by the Dalai Lama. The message is clear. See below.

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“Each one of us is responsible for the whole of humankind. We need to think of each other really as brothers and sisters and to be concerned for each other’s welfare. Rather than working solely to acquire wealth, we need to do something meaningful, something directed seriously towards the welfare of humanity as a whole.” – Dalai Lama

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I have ALWAYS told those who cared around me, who would listen, that for as long as we have people – around us – struggling to get ready access to the basic necessities of life, we WILL have failed.

It does NOT matter how much individual wealth we accumulate. No matter the personal achievements we record. As long as we let others around us go on suffering, by failing to lend a hand to help them find their own places in life (and I do not mean giving them money), we WILL be failures – ultimately.

Why so many people fail to understand this truth beats me. Especially when many claim to be SPIRITUAL? How can you be spiritual, when you lack the ability to feel EMPATHY. When you lack EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE?

Too many people love to feel big and accomplished when they see others looking up to them in envy and begging for help. What they fail to realise is that what they have which they allow their egos to get bloated over, has been given to then in TRUST.

The right thing to do, is to SHARE it with others, so as to complete the circle.We must understand that we are not here to compete, but to create, and improve the lives of one another.

Final Words

Do you know that if we – in Africa especially – were to start living our lives guided by the words of the Dalai Lama, we would TOTALLY eradicate backwardness, poverty, suffering and wars from our continent?

Check yourself – look around your neighbourhood, and social groups. What do you see? Is there something you can TEACH someone, to equip him/her to become self-dependent and more fulfilled TODAY?

As always, I walk my talk. I do not ask people to do what I cannot or will not do. Believe me, I’m already doing my bit. And you know what I’ve discovered? You really won’t need a grant from the Ford Foundation or World Bank, to make a lasting poitive impact in the lives of people who need your help!

Just share what you know – teach others how to succeed the way you have. Give of yourself – unconditionally. Open doors of opportunities. Create a level playing field for aspirants to a position. If you are in a position of influence or authority, give everyone a fair and impartial opportunity to get what they want, based on merit and competence.

And one more thing: Don’t tell people you wish to help that they must first give up their religious beliefs e.g asking a Muslim to become born again, as a pre-condition for helping him/her. Doing this would defeat your purpose. Let your deeds speak volumes for your religious convictions.

Those who are touched will on their own get converted.Otherwise, you’ll end up with “phony” converts who only join you because they want what you are offering – and NOT because they truly believe. Sooner than later, they will cause you major embarrassment!

Once again, let me ask you to read the wise words of the Dalai Lama:

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“Each one of us is responsible for the whole of humankind. We need to think of each other really as brothers and sisters and to be concerned for each other’s welfare. Rather than working solely to acquire wealth, we need to do something meaningful, something directed seriously towards the welfare of humanity as a whole.” – Dalai Lama

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