Over the years, we have had different prepositions and plans to enhance peace and the concept of humanity. Different cultures have been seen to have different methodologies of dealing with conflict within the confines of the said culture. The aspect of globalization has become an ornamental factor that moves beyond the individual culture either defined by ethnicities and/or state boundaries. The need to find solutions to the challenges of global warming, unstable states, internationalized conflicts and even terrorism, have called for a global culture that will surpass the selfish nature of human beings to the selfless nature of humanity in general.
He has been seen as a symbol of peace across the globe. Questions have been raised on how he has managed to deal with the conflicts and pressure at a personal level to result to his more Zen nature. Between the 29th of April to the 6th of May 2016, working with United States Institute of Peace and Generation change fellows from across 18 countries; Our director had an opportunity to visit India with a group of other individual from different regions and interact with not only the culture but also the great people. One outstanding individual was the 14th incarnation of His Holiness Dalai Lama. We spent a total of over 16 hours in two days having discussions on the challenges and the success of our work across the globe in relation to peace building.
His insights into the topic of peace building were remarkable. His Holiness taught us a lot and he led us into his life by stressing on the aspects of forgiveness. In addition, he noted that; “genuine human smile is the expression of the warm heart and trust.” He called on the youth leaders to be an example to the communities they serve and not be discriminatory in their work. In his explanation of how he has survived the challenges and pressures of life, he noted that; “the constant living in anger by humans is leading to limited hope and changing to detestation which makes life difficult.”