Composure


“To work for others, you first have to develop composure. If you have no basic stability, when you try to help others, they will not benefit from your help. If you have no mainstay but try to prevent someone from falling out of a window, you will both go out the window together. To prevent that, you have to stay inside so that you can pull them back. In order to do this, training in mindfulness and developing stability is absolutely necessary.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa


A Fresh Start


“We can start a new life every morning and live our whole life in a single day. Every moment counts. Every action counts. Conditions are constantly shifting, we can change the course of our future in any moment – what seemed impossible earlier can suddenly become possible.”

~ 17th Karmapa


Purity


“Keep your perception pure, and consider all that appears to be infinite purity. Then everything will be an illustration of the teachings.”

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche