Further to yesterday’s lingering questions.
Inasmuch as we’re caught up in any sense of personal inadequacy, we may wonder what we really can do for others, even in those moments when we’re not fearful or tentative. Because we often identify ourselves, consciously or not, with our shortcomings; we may feel that we don’t have enough to help meet the needs of others. We give very little because we feel very small.
source: Dass, R., & Gorman, P. (1987). How can I help? New York: Knopf, p. 23.