According to the Dalai Lama XIV, "There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster."
With graphic images of the explosive tragedy at the Boston Marathon still fresh in our minds, many are wondering what is happening to humanity. Most of us will never understand the motivation for these senseless acts of violence, and we start to question whether there is still any "kind" in mankind.
But I'm struck by the humanity that we ultimately witness during these events…the selfless acts of heroism, mercy, and kindness that emerge during disasters. That's what gives me hope for humanity. I'm still convinced there is more good than evil in the world, and there is evidence of that even in the midst of this tragedy.
That's my perspective. What's yours?