While listening to the recording of the recent Vajra Dakini dialogue, this poem came to mind. Many of you may be familiar with it already, but I offer it in response to all of your beautiful sharing. Take it to heart.
"Quiet friend who has come so far,
Feel how your breathing makes more space around you.
Let this darkness be a belltower, and you the bell.
As you ring, what batters you becomes your strength.