People have difficulty beginning a spiritual practice because they put a lot of energy into looking for the best and easiest way to get into it. We might have to change our attitude and give up looking for the best or easiest way. Actually, there is no choice. Whatever approach we take, we will have to deal with what we are already. We have to look at who we are.

-Chögyam Trungpa

Some say that spirituality is a way of attaining a better kind of happiness, transcendental happiness. Others see it as a benevolent way to develop power over others or as a way to acquire magical powers so we can change our bad world into a good world. All of these points of view are irrelevant to the Buddhist approach. According to the buddhadharma, the Buddhist teachings, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind.

Chögyam Trungpa

Anytime Buddhism talks about peace, we should be quite clear and precise as to how it differs from other usages of the word. In Buddhism, peace has nothing to do with pleasure. Peace is just simply peace. It is nonaggression. Nothing takes place. We simply quiet down, and in doing so, things become very clear. Peace refers to an absence of chaos. Holding on to your particular philosophy creates pain because you cherish your beliefs so much, and when your particular beliefs do not match what you are told, that also creates pain. Nirvana transcends the pain of fixation, of holding on to ideas. You begin to feel that the rug is being pulled out from under your feet—but at the same time, the pain of fixation is also pulled out. So the basis of peace is cutting through fixed views.

-Chögyam Trungpa

let it go - the 
by e.e. cummings

let it go – the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise – let it go it
was sworn to
go

let them go – the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers – you must let them go they
were born
to go

let all go – the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things – let all go
dear

so comes love