In the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions you are not trying to achieve introspection or mystical transcendence, but inner authority so you gain full presence in the world. Therefore the journey includes everything you do, can and will experience. . . . A friend recently said to me, "It's the broken person who has to teach now, not the person who's on top of things. In our world today being broken is a position of power, because you have to navigate according to the heart, rather than according to outer things."

Cynthia Kneen, Awake Mind, Open Heart