The Path of the Bodhisattva by Pema Chodron

blue-purple-mandala"Committing to the benefit of others is traditionally called the path of the bodhisattva, the path of the hero and heroine, the path of the spiritual warrior whose weapons are gentleness, clarity of mind, and an open heart. The Tibetan word for warrior, pawo for a male warrior or pawmo for a female warrior, means “the one who cultivates bravery.” As warriors in training, we cultivate the courage and flexibility to live with uncertainty - with the shaky, tender feeling of anxiety, of nothing to hold on to - and to dedicate our lives to making ourselves available to every person, in each situation."~Pema Chodron