In many ways this coming year should be an improvement and we hope to see some positive changes around the world. But like an Ox we must not expect too much and must learn to accept what is given to us without complaint. This is the essence of Lojong practice: to face difficulties and obstacles and transform them into opportunities for developing the Dharma in our hearts. We must become the Dharma from inside out and for this we welcome all situations, especially those that stretch our supposed limits. This is how we learn and we grow.
So I wish you all a wonderfully insightful Year of the Ox as we tread our way mindfully into the future, ready to undertake with due diligence whatever life has in store for us in accordance with our karma.
~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo