At times I get caught up with myself, like a cat wrapping itself in yarn. The cause could be worries, plans, problems, difficulties or just the humdrum of day to day activities. Bring healing and encouragement to ignite my smoldering energy. Untie the bonds of my self-conceit. Let me see beyond the immediate. May your passion and compassion open my heart to others’ needs, the poor, the suffering, the hungry, the down-trodden. Give me the insight to know the causes of pain so I can help those suffering.