What if socially responsible human beings? On September 30, 2011, I gave a seven-minute TEDx talk: Becoming the Inspiration You Seek: the Alchemy of Opposites. It was part of TEDxTransmedia Rome: What if… socially responsible media?, a one day speech fest at the MAXXI Museum sponsored by the European Broadcasting Union, RAI 5 and others.
This poem is a synopsis of my speech:
reality and imagination,
a pressure cooker of contradictions.
embrace opposing forces
as Buddha suggests, build a stainless vessel*
to contain the most difficult opposites
in your life and your work…
become our own heroes!
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* Buddhist dedication: By whatever boundless merit we have attained through practicing the precious genuine dharma of the supreme yana may all beings become a stainless vessel of the supreme yana. Dharma = teaching, Yana = method