Identifying yourself as an activist who protects the less fortunate can make you feel noble and maybe even righteous. But take a moment to reflect to make sure you’re not using these unfortunate circumstances to strengthen your own ego. Are you actually doing something positive about it – or just adding more negative energy to the situation? If you really want to help, shift from feeling outrage to imagining solutions that bring about a healing. Everything begins with a thought.

Choose yours wisely.