One of the greatest gifts we can give anyone is to never see them as a tragedy. Even if they are suffering, even if you are lending a hand, don’t see them as a tragedy. Very important! You have no idea how important it is. Never see anyone as a tragedy. Never dismiss what they are going through, what they are experiencing. But never see anyone as a tragedy.
You can see them as Christ, see them as whole. Your vision, how we see each other, is the most transforming thing we can share with each other. And then you will be moved to respond from that vision, from that seeing. Very, very important. Very powerful.
– Adyashanti, disc 4, track 9, silent retreat, March 2011