Many years ago I decided it would be a good idea to create a bucket list. You know, a list of things to accomplish, places to visit, people to meet, before I leave this world.
At the time, I was in a very unhappy place in my life and I thought if I created a list of dreams it would push me to make changes and accomplish things that I normally wouldn’t. Apparently it didn’t work because I can’t remember half the things I put on the list and I can’t even find the list.
Even though I don’t remember everything on my bucket list, I do remember a lot of it……especially one I am about to check off. And for me it’s a big one. It’s not fancy, it’s not extravagant, it doesn’t entail traveling to far off lands……but it’s big to me just the same.
On November 1, 2014 I will be seeing, live and in person, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama!!!!!!
He is coming to Boston and will be giving a public talk on Educating the Heart and Mind. I am so excited I can hardly stand it.
Anyone that knows me knows that I am not a very religious person. I have many friends and family who are and that is cool with me but personally I am not. I have many reasons and experiences which have me question some existence that people put their faith in. But that is another post for another time……maybe.
I am more of a spiritual person. Although I don’t consider myself a Buddhist, I have always been interested in the way of life and try to incorporate it in my life as much as possible.
So having the opportunity to see the Dalai Lama in person has been on my bucket list and I couldn’t be more excited to check that item off. I got the cheapie seats in the nosebleed section because I really don’t care how close I am to him (although that would be nice), I just want to be in the building in his presence.