the inner work of a teacher . . .
"if you have a sense of caring for others, you will manifest a kind of inner strength in spite of your own difficult situations and problems. with this strength, your problems will seem less significant and bothersome. by going beyond your own problems and taking care of others, you gain inner strength, self-confidence, courage, and a greater sense of calm. this is a clear example of how one's way of thinking can really make a difference."
--his holiness, the dalai lama