Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lighting the Lamp of Hope - Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

Good morning. It is a new day. As I always mention, this blog is not sponsored by the SGI, although I love and appreciate being a part of our great organization. 

Today I got the words that follow from a reader, Grace Hanson. These words get to the heart of Human Revolution. We change the world to the extent that we win over our weaknesses, battle our fundamental darkness, and continue being a beacon of hope by advancing forward chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo every single day. 

From Grace: 

I woke up Wednesday with a strange sense of determination rather than shock, which drove me to text several of my female friends at 5am the words:  “We have work to do”.  Coincidentally, those words were at the end of Hillary’s concession speech – no coincidence.  The reality of this election is that it only revealed to us the nature of the discourse in this country and the degree to which that discourse is concealed, ignored, or accepted.  There was nothing new here.  For myself, “I have work to do” – means I need to break through my own glass ceilings and walls, and demonstrate that progress is perpetuated and achieved on an individual level.  Hillary’s victory would have been symbolic but it would not have changed my individual charge.   Individual advancement is the only true solution for permanent and sustaining change.  I take this election as a challenge and I hope you do too.   I perform better when I am challenged to the utmost. 

Let’s make the next four years historic for our impact on the world.


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