My practice today is to remember:
I can’t do everything.
I cannot “save” anyone else.
I practice for myself, not to affect change in others.
I need to keep my own tanks full (mental, emotional, spiritual, physical) in order to be of support to others.
I can take refuge in the island of myself – and I can sing this lovely practice song, as an added support: “Breathing in I go back to the island within myself, there are beautiful trees within the island, there are clear streams of water, there are birds, sunshine, and fresh air, breathing out I feel safe, I enjoy going back to my island.”
Breathing in, I come back to my own practice
Breathing out, I let go of my feelings of needing to fix someone else’s difficult situation