Once we clearly recognize that our expectations lead only to disappointment and frustration, constant grasping no longer binds us, and we become more open to our experiences.
We can find satisfaction anywhere—a simple walk may give more pleasure than any other entertainment.
But until we open our hearts, there is little inspiration, inner light, or warmth to sustain us, for we constantly undermine ourselves.
Ultimately no one can really help us unless we take the first step, listen to ourselves, encourage ourselves, and give ourselves confidence by taking refuge in our hearts.
Once our hearts are open, all existence appears naturally beautiful and harmonious.
This is not just another fantasy—it is possible to see and feel this way, and this is the essence of the spiritual teachings.
The heart reveals all knowledge to us.
Why the heart and not the mind? Because our egos control our heads, and our hearts are much more free.