Sadness hits you in your heart, and your body produces a tear. Before you cry, there is a feeling in your chest and then, after that, you produce tears in your eyes. You are about to produce rain or a waterfall in your eyes, and you feel sad and lonely, and perhaps romantic at the same time. That is the first tip of fearlessness…In the Shambhala tradition, discovering fearlessness comes from working with the softness of the human heart.
From “Fear and Fearlessness” in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa, page 49