“The everyday practice of dzogchen is simply to develop a complete carefree acceptance, an openness to all situations without limit. We can realise openness as the playground of our emotions and relate to people without artificiality, manipulation or strategy.
We can experience everything totally, never withdrawing into ourselves as a marmot hides in its hole. This practice releases tremendous energy which is usually constricted by the process of maintaining fixed reference points. Referentiality is the process by which we retreat from the direct experience of everyday life.
Being present in the moment may initially trigger fear. But by welcoming the sensation of fear with complete openness, we cut through the barriers created by habitual emotional patterns.
When we engage in the practice of discovering space, we develop the feeling of opening ourselves out completely to the entire universe. We open ourselves with absolute simplicity and nakedness of mind. This is the powerful and ordinary practice of dropping the mask of self-protection”.
HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche