Here is Jack Layton's letter to Canadians, although I think everyone, everywhere, would feel inspired by it .
Jack Layton's Last Letter
Zen is a Buddhist teaching emphasizing meditation and intuition. During difficult times we should focus on what is important and trust our instincts. Not always easy to do. There are times when we feel cheated, left out, used and abused. We wonder if we are making the right decisions; what with all the information that gets thrown at us. So much advice, so many people telling us what they think we should do. Some do it out of love, a love that often smothers more than it nurtures. Some are just plain busy bodies that have a need to fill. Others want to help, but have their own challenges to face. In the end, we are alone when it comes time to make decisions about our lives and what direction we should go. We must push aside doubt, block the noise, focus, and do it. We can do it.