Despite the rumours doing the rounds earlier this year it is clear from his itinerary that the Dalai Lama will not be at Glastonbury this year. We will have to rely on his wise words spoken elsewhere and his writings to sustain us.
Apart from needing some more educating about breastfeeding, the Dalai Lama’s writings about compassion contain so many excellent quotes I don’t know where to start. Here is one aspect; follow the link to read the rest.
there is the critical period of brain development from the time of birth up to at least the age of three or four, during which time loving physical contact is the single most important factor for the normal growth of the child. If the child is not held, hugged, cuddled, or loved, its development will be impaired and its brain will not mature properly.
Since a child cannot survive without the care of others, love is its most important nourishment. The happiness of childhood, the allaying of the child’s many fears and the healthy development of its self-confidence all depend directly upon love.