When we are big enough for our world we feel fearless and empowered. We don’t feel alone. It is not just a matter of being kind or doing good in the world…it is also a matter of developing the mind of altruism…a bigger mind, which is courageous.
In this way, bodhicitta is really the antidote for fear. We often misunderstand bodhicitta as simply meaning compassion…but it is more than that. It is also the cultivation of fearlessness.
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel