Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

The Powerful Seed of Gentleness

Book coverWhen we look into ourselves, we tend to fixate on our neurosis, restlessness, and aggression. Or we might fixate on how wonderful, accomplished, and invulnerable we are, but those feelings are usually superficial, covering up our insecurities.Take a look.There is something else, something more than all that. We are willing: willing to wait, willing to smile, willing to be decent. We shouldn’t discount that potential, that powerful seed of gentleness.

From Mindfulness in Action by Chögyam Trungpa, page 11

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