Although we can’t describe awakened mind, it certainly doesn’t mean we can’t wake up. If you think about it, we live and move about in the state of boundarylessness at all times, so just by default we’re bound to experience the truth of things here and there. And we need to recognize those blessings when they arise. A moment of unbiased loving care toward another being, for instance, frees us from the bondage of our own self-centeredness. Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche always says that the power of these small gestures, those we tend to underestimate, can sustain us for an entire day. – Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, The Power of an Open Question

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