If we look at our habitual mind without deception or judgment, we will see beyond it to who we truly are. Beyond the “self” and what it does or doesn’t want, beyond the self that is constantly fighting or tugging at the world lies our true nature and true face.
This is the face of our natural state, free from the struggle to become what we are not. It’s the face of a potentially realized being whose wisdom, qualities, and courage are beyond measure. Seeing both our deeper potential and our hindrances, we being to understand the cause of our suffering – and we can begin to do something about it
– Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche