We have the wisdom and compassion of a universal monarch lying within us like dormant seeds waiting for the sun.
We think that we’re 180 degrees from enlightenment, but we’re only a few degrees off.
I’ve always found this bit of wisdom and encouragement heartening, because there are days when the qualities of a buddha might as well be in a different galaxy. In fact, our wisdom and compassion are always available.
What is takes to see this is not a trip to the Far East or a radical change in lifestyle, but a subtle shift in our attitude. Learning to rule is a matter of developing confidence in basic goodness.
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