“When people tell you of their problems, stop and decide if you want to tackle their problems with them. Listen to them closely and decide if they are willing to find solutions, or if they simply want to complain about how bad the problem is. Decide how much time you are willing to commit to assisting people, and give them a clear picture of the time, energy, and resources you will commit to their problems.
Before you pour energy into changing or assisting people, let go of your need to have other people grow, appreciate you, or act in any particular way. Sometimes your strong desire to have them change may be the very thing that keeps them from growing. As you detach and stop worrying about them, they will be freer to grow.”
Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth”
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