It is not always a smooth ride on the path to enlightenment, where everything goes “la la,” and everything is like fantasy island. That is a fantasy. It’s not really going to happen. We’re dealing with the realistic world. From this realistic world, we’re going to discover the realistic nature of our beauty. We will experience a lot of different visions and scenery. It is not always the same scenery all the time. There are a lot of ups and downs. These scenic views are known as “obstacles” that could block our path, or deviate our journey to our destination. Or even just slow us down. What we need to move forward is to continue the same intention we started with on day one: joy and appreciation, courage and commitment. Let it come and let it go.
— Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche