“When we look at the world around us
— our immediate world and the bigger world beyond —
we see a lot of difficulty and dysfunction.
The news we hear is mostly bad news, and that makes us afraid.
It can be quite discouraging.
Yet we could actually derive inspiration for our warriorship, for our bodhisattva path,
from these dire circumstances.
We could recognize the fact, and proclaim the fact, that we are needed.”