Friday, November 4, 2011
"Every person has the potential to achieve enlightenment. You already have a certain level of intelligence, insight, and compassion that you can develop further, all the way to realization. Trusting that is extremely important. If you lack confidence in yourself, then the experience won't come. If you sit down with the attitude of 'Well, I'm sitting, but I know I'm not going to get anywhere today', then you'll probably be right. The best approach is to sit without any expectations, without any hope or fear about the result. Sit with an attitude of openness that admits the possibility instead of shutting the door" - Rebel Buddha, Dzogchen Ponlop. There are a few people in particular who come to mind when I read this, and I hope some of them may see it for themselves.