Pema Chödrön on Being Just as We Are

The wonderful irony about the spiritual journey is that we find it only leads us to become just as we are. That the exalted state of enlightenment is nothing more than fully knowing ourselves and our world just as we are. In other words the ultimate fruition of this path is simply to be fully human and the ultimate benefit we can bring to others is to welcome them to also realize their full humanity, just as they are.

Pema Chödrön, Welcoming the Unwelcome