Beautiful Flowers for the Leaders

Written by Gede Prama

Being a leader is certainly not easy. They carried big responsibility that is far from easy. We hold a lot of respect to our leaders. But whenever there are signs that could endanger leaders, the people are obliged to share their stories. Especially because not only are leaders obliged to look after the community, the community is also obliged to guard their leaders. Here are some food for thought that worth to be contemplated.

1. From the beginning until later future, life on earth will only be healthy if everything grows in balance
2. With a humble apology, life in the days of the corona currently is far from balance
3. Psychology has long suggested the importance of the sociobiome (a balance between being in solitude and crowds)
4. And the quarantine process at home takes too long to make many people locked in solitude
5. Not many people can be invited to be comfortable and safe in solitude. Not much.
6. Psychological studies even show, the time frame of children that can sit in silent becomes much less and less overtime
7. Taking a reflection from this condition, it is worth contemplating to take sufficient distance with excessive fear from the corona virus
8. Do not let this situation to be worsen by saving thousands of people from being attacked by corona, but millions of people can become mentally ill
9. Millions (maybe billions) of people will live in fear of uncertainty because of losing their jobs
10. If that happens, hopefully not, the burden will return as the responsibility of the leader
11. It is time for our friend the leader to be present in the community to bring the Light of hope. Not extending a long list of fears that has been long happened.

Thank you for taking the time to read this open letter. This is the life of the ascetic since long time ago. Sharing stories so that leaders and communities are healthy and safe.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama
Photo courtesy: Twitter

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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