I found this writing by our ancient lineage Lama, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsan, to express my devotion to our own Lama Khandro-la.
"At times I see the way things appear and sudden tears pour down my face. Sadness, pitiful, our fear and despair. At times too I see how things really are and then all I can do is laugh out loud, and a sense of peace spreads deep inside. How do you feel, my friends who know - when you stand and look at the people around us, tortured by happiness, tortured by pain, all of it brought on as these feelings of liking or disliking things infect their minds over things that are every bit as real as the alluring smile of a young maiden born from the womb of a woman who's been barren from birth? Come, place all your hopes in a Master from an authentic lineage. Devote yourself to learning and contemplating a wide variety of the classical texts which teach the meaning that's literal. Fill the very center of the fragrant bloom of your heart with those ideas which are the deepest of all. These are just a few little jewels, words that I've scattered along the way."