- We can all practice so that we can receive the violent words and actions aimed at us and transform them into flowers, like the Buddha. The power of understanding and compassion give us the ability to do this.
- Sit with your emotional pain and remind yourself that you are lucky. You are getting stronger and things are improving, though you may not see or feel it right away.
- Before starting work for the day, say a brief prayer dedicated to your work. Acknowledge the value of your tasks. Offer gratitude for the opportunity to contribute something of value. Ask for the skills and qualities you will need to perform the tasks to the best of your ability. Resolve to offer your services out of love.