“When we recognize and open to the spark within us, when we open our hearts and our minds, we allow everyone around us to open up. As we step across whatever bridge we encounter with a sense of confidence and openness, we offer others an opportunity to reach deeply into their own being, to recognize that beyond or behind their present fears and pains there is a memory of a time when they experienced a connectedness, an openness, a warmth; a time before essence love was layered over by cultural conditioning, before we developed solid, precious and social “I’s.”

— Tsoknyi Rinpoche