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Ocean of Dharma-by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

TRUSTING IN SUCCESS AND FAILURE

If we accept a challenge and take certain steps to accomplish something, the process will yield results—either success or failure. Trust means that we know that our actions will bring a definite response from reality. We know that we will get a message. Trust, then, is being willing to take a chance, knowing that what goes up must come down, as they say. Communication produces results; either success or failure. We unconditionally trust the phenomenal world to always give us a message, either success or failure. The fruition of our action will always provide us with information. Such trust keeps us from being too arrogant or too timid.


Excerpted from:

"Unconditional Fearlessness" in Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery

by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, pages 69–70

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