"Reflect for a minute on the kindness of others -- the kindness not only of friends and family, but also of strangers whose work in society helps us. Reflect on the benefit you receive from people who challenge you: they help you to discover resources within yourself that you didn't know you had.

"Seeing how dependent you are on others to stay alive and how much benefit you've received from them, respond from your heart with a wish to repay that kindness. Wish to make a positive contribution to the welfare of other living beings.

"Your spiritual practice is one way to make a positive impact, because by progressing along the path, your capability to be of direct benefit to others and to work for their welfare increases by leaps and bounds."