Usually, my dad sends me all kinds of scary emails - how a woman got gased to death as she walked to her car, how some conmen robbed a poor innocent young girl who is exactly my age and lives in an area not far away, how radishes cause cancer, how the water we drink is toxic and will make us develop boils in our stomachs etc.
Then yesterday, he sent me this bit of loveliness - a commencement address given by Steve Jobs at Stanford University. It's great - full of all the things that will make you live your life the way it should be: with love and passion, fears and risks, failures and successes.
Then again, as much as it made my heart shuffle (Party Rock Anthem style) as I read through it, it was nothing surprising. Every single word that Steve Jobs had said is every single word that Rinpoche has told us in every single teaching. It's not every day you find someone who will tell you, urge you, show you how to be the best person you can be. Thank you Rinpoche for being our Steve Jobs.
And now here - the fabulous speech xx
FIND WHAT YOU LOVE - by Steve Jobs
Thank you all very much.
An afterthought: it seems especially serendipitous, doesn't it, that Rinpoche tweeted this a few months ago:
Never sit under the tree waiting for the apple to fall. Climb the tree, GRAB THAT APPLE! When it comes, never be inert and take your time. Time to move!
Find that, and more in this splendid little red book here!
Love, Apple Paris