pema pearls:

The opposite of samsara (the cycle of suffering) is when all the walls fall down, when the cocoon completely disappears and we are totally open to whatever may happen, with no withdrawing, no centralizing into ourselves. That is what we aspire to, the warriors journey. That is what stirs us: leaping, being thrown out of the nest, going through the initiation rites, growing up, stepping into something thats uncertain and unknown. 
~ Pema Chodron