I landed in Cambodia a couple of days ago. Siem Reap has a beautiful energy. I am astonished with the sublime temples. Some more than a thousand years old. Majestic. And at the same time erected in humble beauty.
Massive old trees grow intertwined among the stones creating a magic atmosphere. The force of nature prevails and blends with the human ruins of the Khmer empire. I feel a deep sense of peace and connection. That comes from the atmosphere around the temples and nature, but also from the kindness of their people. Cambodians have gone trough rough times. And that is not too long ago. No short in struggles, with a recent war and many victims of the land mines. They, however, have a beautiful enery. They are open, patient and kind. I am amazed how they keep up the positive spirit.
It’s not easy to remain loving and truthful when you are hurt. It’s not easy to remain conpassionate and kind when you suffer. Today, inspired by these beautiful people, I wanted to share this message: Do not get carried away by anger. Do not let hatry lead the way. Pain will come and go. The gift is to remain loving and truthful. In that way we not only help ourselves, but help others following the same path.
Om Shanti Om