We are living in a period of time where things are moving at an incredible speed. Transformation is getting caught up in many wonderful ways around the world. We are moving into the realization of oneness; that we are indeed connected all life. Though we are living in the era of speed, we can choose to slow down and experience the wonders of life.

As we become more aware of our connectedness and that we do make a difference, we can choose to be a part of the solution rather than be a part of the problem. We can exercise the choice to be more tolerant and loving, to be more kind and gentle and to be more forgiving. We can live more from the heart rather than from the mind.

The mind is not a bad thing: it can be trained to do wonderful, creative things simply by shifting our perceptions. Our very thoughts carry an impact whether we are aware of it or not. So merely by changing our thinking we can make positive changes in the world.
More and more people are doing wonderful, creative things in art, music, acting and singing, doing their part in the global transformation.All races of people are doing something, and we the native people are open to sharing our culture, customs and traditions to show gratitude and acceptance with an attitude of brotherhood. The sweat lodge ceremony, river cleanses, and sharing circles are examples of open sharing to other races of people. The drumming and singing carry loving vibrations that touch all people as in the rippling effect.
So even though we live in fast times, we can slow our minds and actions and be in touch with reality. We can change inside, so the outer will follow in like manner. Faith can move mountains; we just need to trust the process. We can practice compassion, unconditional love and forgiveness.

As His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, teaches and practices, "My religion is kindness,” let us all join in the wonderful journey of transformation to peace and happiness. Namaste.