Ani Drubgyudma is a Buddhist monk ordained in both Chan and Tibetan Kagyu traditions. In this interview with William Rock on Art and Inspiration, Ani speaks of what it means to be human and the impact of living from a stabilized realization of the authentic self. She also speaks on how to use objective humility to remove our inner obstacles and to live from a place of equanimity and inner wisdom. Ani tells of her years as a Christian minister in Africa and how the kidnapping of her daughter influenced the spiritual direction in her life. Ani Drubgyudma elaborates on the very favorable condition of being in nature and having solitude as she encourages us, "to be a unique blessing in the world."