Many psychologists have identified the ability to truly “be with” one another as the most important gift a psychotherapist has to offer to a client in psychological pain. The ability to be with others comes from being able to be with oneself no matter what state of mind one may be experiencing: vivid emotions, confusing thoughts, or quiet peacefulness. – Naropa University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

We don’t sit in meditation to become good meditators. We sit in meditation so that we’ll become more awake in our lives. – Pema Chödrön