Inner Softness

“Nothing can be manufactured from outside of you. If someone falls in love with you, it doesn’t help if you aren’t in love with that person. The softness has to come from you rather than someone else adding it in. You have to be in a state of softness to the situation; any outside factor can only act as a reminder.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa

“How to know we have attained enlightenment? When we are able to care for others as much as we now care of ourselves, and ignore ourselves to the same extent that we now ignore others.”

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche