Wherever we are, no matter what we doing, we can feel the awareness of the Rigden – basic goodness, beginninglessness, and endless freedom.
Our basic goodness is not created by hope coming true, nor is it deflated when fear raises its head. It does not depend on externals. It doesn’t wax or wane from one moment to the next. With this impartial mind, we can practice compassion and wisdom freely.
-- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ruling Your World