Harmlessness is the essence of integrity. When it becomes a virtue, our heart moves towards confidence. This confidence supports samadhi – stability of focus where the hindrances are not destabilizing the mind. The resulting clarity can look closely at the nature of experience and see it for what it is. Our fears, distorted perceptions, and suffering all release when we recognize the transcendent wisdom of anatta. When we let go of a solid self-nature, we let go of boundaries that keep us feeling separate and we stop believing the stories we tell ourselves about who and what we are. In this openness, the heart’s natural response is love, compassion and peace.