Six Ways of Ruling - Four of Six

In order to be truly powerful, the prince must take a great leap and jump into the ocean of the Rigden father’s fearlessness. We are fearless because we are beyond doubt about basic goodness. We are not afraid of the power of windhorse. This fearlessness has a gentle quality: it is rooted in unwavering compassion.

Trying to rule our world single-handedly, we are not really ruling. We may believe independence is a sign of power, but not wanting to work with others is a sign we haven’t conquered self-absorption. The reality is that we can’t handle our anger, can’t develop our patience, and we can’t cultivate our wisdom without working with others.
— By our teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche