Know When You Can and Can’t Help Others
Pocket Practice: Contemplate and accept that there are times when you can help and times when you cannot. Remember that just feeling bad helps no one.
Sit quietly for a few minutes and reflect on the following:
There is suffering in the world, including my own, that I can help to relieve, and I will endeavor to do so. There is suffering in the world about which I can do nothing. When I accept that reality, I am more available to experience and share my own happiness and that of others. I, and those around me, fare better when my heart and mind are filled with loving-kindness.