We are unimaginably indebted to sentient beings. When we think about it deeply, something inside of us shakes. We stop feeling like isolated individuals who are entitled to better treatment. We realize how incredibly fortunate we are; we open to the fact that we've been the recipient of unbelievable kindness throughout our entire life.

Because of this, "I will constantly practice holding them dear."

Thubten Chodron, Cultivating a Compassionate Heart