Once we have found our inner balance,
we can act in the outer world with confidence.
When the heart is open, satisfied, and well cared for,
we feel joyful and loving toward the world.
Enfolded in the heart of natural being,
loneliness and confusion disappear.
Without struggling with ourselves, we feel compassion arising naturally.
The positive harmonious quality of openhearted action manifests.
Balance begins with each of us.
If individuals take responsibility for their own inner environment
and learn how to nourish the heart,
human activity will grow less destructive to our own species and to the planet.
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche