A little while ago, I promised myself that I would stop having regrets, that I would do things that were important to me. I decided not to stand idle anymore, stuck in an internal debate of "should I, or shouldn't I." No more regrets, it's time to just do.
I've totally messed up. I have missed the amazing chance to see the Dali Llama this weekend in Ann Arbor. My heart is sad, I really could just kick myself. (Although Llama would not like that.) Why did I let yet another regret in my life happen?
Complacency is the only reason I can think of. I didn't work hard enough or quick enough. I took the easy road and waited too long.
If the Dali Llama comes again, I will be sure to buy tickets right away. This will serve as a lesson, it won't go without purpose.
As I write this post, it seems a little funny that I now define myself as a "Buddhist", but I suppose what is more laughable, is that I've always been a Buddhist for the most part, and never knew it. Subtle is the philosophy, (it's not a true religion by the way, Buddha is not a god, he was not supernatural, just a guy) small teachings about life and flow. It makes sense. It's not dogmatic, there's room for any type of person from all the faiths of the world, I think maybe, that's why I like it the most.
So I will end with a this:
WHATEVER, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings; believe and cling to that doctrine, and take it as your guide. [Buddha]