chapter fivethe third secret: become love
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
—The Dalai Lama
David, now in his seventies, told me about an experience he had when his father was dying. The family had gathered from many parts of the world to share his father’s final days. David noticed that during those last few days his father did not talk about the possessions he had owned. He made no mention of cars, houses, or any other possessions he had acquired during his lifetime. Rather, he surrounded himself with photos of special times from his life—weddings, births, family trips, and times with friends. Watching his father ...