It is important to remember that feeling empathy and compassion for others and our selves leads to action if we are to have an impact.
I offer this prayer from a Native American tradition:
Oh, Great Spirit,
Help me to remain calm and strong
in the face of all that comes toward me.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.
Help me seek pure thoughts and act
with the intention of helping others.
Help me find compassion
without empathy overwhelming me.
-Great Spirit Prayer
We hold you in our prayers and compassionate intentions.
On behalf of the Spiritual Life Team