Bodhichitta is the awakened heart/mind. While we can purposely aspire to cultivate this awakening in order to be of benefit to others, Bodhichitta often sneaks up on us through the back door, breaking our hearts enough to truly feel a connection with others.
This little poem - the last in this series - sits (like us) slightly raw and tender on the verge of spring.
A friend on the path
is a flower in February.
At the edge of a cold, dark winter