The recognition of sacredness comes from developing a basic sense of
gentleness towards ourselves, so that the irritation of being stuck with
oneself is taken away. When that kind of friendliness to oneself has
occurred, then one also develops friendliness towards the rest of the
world, at the same time. At that point, sadness, loneliness, and
wretchedness begin to dissipate. We begin to develop a sense of humor. We
don't get so pissed off if we have a bad cup of coffee in the morning. A
natural sense of dignity begins to occur.
From OCEAN OF DHARMA: The Everyday Wisdom of Chogyam Trungpa. 365 Teachings on Living Life with Courage and Compassion. Number 10. [Unpublished excerpt from Talk Five of Warriorship in the Three Yanas. August 1978, Rocky Mountain Dharma Center.]
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