Despair is never a solution teaches HH Dalai Lama. Rather it is the ultimate failure. In Tibetan we say, “if the rope breaks nine times, we must splice it together a tenth time”. Even if ultimately we do fail, at least we will have no feelings of regret. And when we combine this insight with a clear appreciation of our potential to benefit others, we can begin to restore our hope and confidence. We remember the people of Japan and especially from the Tohoku region on this day exactly 5 years after the tsunami and massive earthquake that caused so much destruction and loss of precious lives.