We need to abolish poverty and social injustice, and to deal with the problems of global warming and economic recession. But we need to begin with the painful feelings we carry inside us. We have to deal with these things first. If they’re not dealt with, we may inadvertently cause more suffering when we’re trying to relieve it. p. 20
From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh
Found in my electronic chapbook.