Dakini is wild in nature in the sense that she is beyond the ordinary way of being and looking at things. Dakini is wary of and lets go of social and cultural conditioning., perhaps even actively fighting against it. She releases judgment and projection about conventionally questionable behaviors. She steps into her own awakened power and does not stay in the comfort zone of ego-based habitual patterns and concepts of "good girl" or "good boy". In fact, one of Dakini's functions is to help us cut through our habitual conceptuality. To wake us up on our journey, her conduct often seems eccentric, boldly displaying contrived wildness. She represents a radical shift from doing with constraint to being without contrivance." (page 87, Volume II of The Heart of Cho: DAKINI JOURNEY in the Contemporary World)
To be able to walk fiercely and confidently in this world, we practitioners must realize that Dakini is beside us every step of the way. Khandro-la's book is a blueprint of how we recognize those qualities within ourself to give back to the world - there's no other reason we have this precious human life! Compassion is not always sugarcoated and easy, rather it can be bold and swift with sharp teeth. And so, may compassion find us through Dakini in whatever form we need most moment to moment!