When we encounter pain in our life we breathe into our heart with the recognition that others also feel this. When life is pleasant, think of others. When life is a burden, think of others. If this is the only training we ever remember to do, it will benefit us tremendously and everyone else as well. It’s a way of bringing whatever we encounter onto the path of awakening bodhichitta.
from the book “The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times”